Summary: This sermon is about trust. A recent true incident reveals how important trust is to us.
1 My son, do not forget my law,
But let your heart keep my commands;
2For length of days and long life
And peace they will add to you.
3Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
4And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.
5Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
How many have ever eaten a Dominos Pizza?
A have a true story to share with you today.
If you spend much time on the internet,
you may have seen an interesting video a couple of weeks ago.
The video was posted April 13th on YouTube and other website.
Since then, it has been viewed by millions of people.
First, a little background information.
Domino’s has struggled recently with sluggish U.S. sales.
the pizza company launched a line of toasted sandwiches
in an effort to create more lunchtime business.
The $4.99 sandwiches have been heavily promoted
in print and television ads
and have been successful in boosting sales.
Now, Dominos is facing a public relations nightmare!
Kristy Hammonds, 31, and Michael Setzer, 32, were fired from a Conover, North Carolina branch of Dominos and have been charged with distributing prohibited foods after the 2 and ½ minute video of a man who appears to be Setzer passing wind on a sandwich and shoving cheese up his nostril. As he appeared to tamper with the food, a woman’s voice is heard on the video saying: "In about five minutes it’ll be sent out on delivery where somebody will be eating these, yes, eating them, and little did they know that cheese was in his nose and that there was some lethal gas that ended up on their salami."A spokesman for the company said that there was no evidence that any of the food that had been tampered with had been served to customers.
Setzer and Miss Hammonds claimed the video was only a stunt and not real. Miss Hammonds apologized to the company in an email message. She wrote: "It was fake and I wish that everyone knew that!!!! "I AM SOO SORRY!"
Dominos Pizza responded by posting its own YouTube video featuring an apology from its president, Patrick Doyle. He said: "This was an isolated incident in Conover North Carolina. "There is nothing more important or sacred to us than our customers trust.
Did any of you see it?
Did you order a Domino’s Pizza the next day?
Do any of us really know where our food has been
before it reaches our table at a restaurant
or before it’s placed in a sack at the drive-up window?
We trust our family members to prepare what we eat.
But when someone outside our own family fixes the food,
can we trust it?
The entire food industry is based upon a certain level of trust.
We trust others to prepare good, healthful, quality controlled food.
Without that trust, we would all be eating only at home,
Recently our "trust" in the food industry has been tarnished
by tainted spinach, tomatoes, and peanut butter.
Trust is something that comes about over a period of time.
And trust can be shattered in a moment.
In all facets of life, we are forced to trust in certain things!
You trusted your cars and trucks to get you to church today.
You trusted those seats to hold you up when you sat down.
You have placed trust in me to preach the truth!
So what can we do?
Let’s look again at Proverbs 3:5-6
This passage was written under inspiration of the Holy Spirit
by the wisest natural man who ever lived -- King Solomon
And perhaps of all the wise things Solomon ever said or wrote,
this particular passage may be the wisest
Let’s break this passage down and take a more in depth look at it
Point #1. We Should Trust in the Lord
5 Trust in the LORD...
What does it really mean to trust someone?
It means to have confidence in someone or something.
I have placed my trust in many people, only to be let down.
The mother of my daughter betrayed my trust in her!
Some of my family members have betrayed my trust in them.
Several of my former friends have betrayed my trust in them.
Even more disheartening and disappointing...
Has been the betrayal of trust I had in church people.
Sometimes it’s enough to make a preacher want to quit!
However, I stand here today because there is One I can trust!
I can trust God!
He has NEVER given me a reason not to