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Summary: This morning the Lord sent me by here to ask you one simple question. All He wants to know is, will you trust Me with that?

Will You Trust Me with That

Proverbs 3:1-8

By: Pastor Pamela L. Johnson

1-13-2019

This morning the Lord sent me by here to ask you one simple question. All He wants to know is, will you trust Me with that? I’m sure a few of you have already asked the question with what? If that’s you then let me assure you that you’re not alone. When He asked me the same question my response was with what. My prayer is that by the end of this message you have identified the that and you will begin to trust Him with it.

The book of Proverbs is written by King Solomon the son of David and Bathsheba. He took the throne around the age of 15. Solomon is known for building the first temple for God. But more importantly he is known for his wisdom. In this 3rd chapter of Proverbs we find him sharing with his son some morals, rules, behaviors in following God. This scripture is packed with great wealth. However, I’m just going to focus on two verses and that is verses 5 and 6. In these two verses I’m going to share with you a few points that will help you answer the Lord’s question to you, will you trust me with that…

In this passage of scripture we will uncover three things that will help you answer the Lord’s question of will you trust me with that. First before you can answer the question you have to know who to trust. Second you have to know where the trust to come from. Finally you have to know what you are trusting Him with.

Ernest Hemingway said, “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” When you trust someone you have confidence in them. You have this belief that you can rely on them at any cost. I’m sure at some point in most our lives we have found ourselves questioning this trust thing. We may have encountered individuals that we put everything on the line for them, only to find out that was probably the biggest mistake of a lifetime. But even after that disappointment somehow you regrouped and tried again.

I have heard people say trust is earned and not given. And although it makes sense, I still struggle to agree with that statement. Because when I sit back and think about it, have I really earned God’s trust in me? Have I really proven to God that He can rely on me? Have I done so much that He has confidence in the fact that I will never disappoint Him or let Him down? Yet, He has poured gifts and treasures in me without solicitation from me. I didn’t ask for it and sometimes don’t want it, but He trust me to fully protect and use the gift.

Solomon told his son to trust in the Lord. I’m a person that hangs onto words and believe that one word and can change the entire meaning of something. He didn’t say, trust the Lord. He said, trust IN the Lord. Being one that focuses on words I had to get a better understanding of the word IN. For those of us that aren’t English majors in as an adverb means to or at an appropriate place. Solomon was letting his son know that the power, authority and dominion come from the Lord. The Lord asked the question will you trust me with that? He is saying that I’m the appropriate place that you can rely on that you can have confidence in.

He is saying to you, when have I ever let you down. Can you ever recall a time that I turned my back on you? When you called Me did I not answer you? When you cried out to Me did I not come see about you? I am that I am… I am El Shaddai (God Almighty), Elohim (The Creator), Adonai (Lord over all), Jehovah Shammah (The Lord who is present), I am God! Will you just trust Me with that? If you had any doubt in who to put your trust in. God wants to make it clear to you on today that you can have confidence that He is the appropriate one to leave that with.

Not only does Solomon assure his son who to put his trust in, he also tells him from where he should trust from. As I studied this scripture I noticed an interesting thing concerning this verse. I noticed that he didn’t tell him to trust him with his mind. I asked God why did He make a point not to just say trust in the Lord. Why did he give a particular place in where we should trust from? Then He began to reveal that thing to me. Do you want to know or you rather not? I’m going to tell you anyway. Solomon told his son to trust in the Lord with all his heart. All, the whole, lacking nothing or leaving any out. With his heart and not his mind. You see, your mind is that place that controls intellect, reasoning and thoughts. However, the heart controls our desires, hopes, dreams, and emotions.

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