TRUST: In Yourselves are Fools


There was a saying that surfaced a few years ago. It was stated “If you know better, you do better.” When I first heard that, I did not agree. When someone used it in a conversation with me, I challenged the notion. I asked the person was there ever an instance where they knew better but did something anyway. The person acknowledged that there were multiple occasions where she knew better but did not do better. God calls that sin. James 4:17 says, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” 3 John 1:11 also tells us “Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.” Those verse give the background as to why God says those who TRUST: In Yourselves are Fools.

What is it that God expects of us in terms of doing good or making good decisions? This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. Titus 3:8


Proverbs 28:26

Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. (NIV)
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered. (NKJV)

The word used for fool in this verse is kĕciyl (kes·ēl’).  Kĕciyl is defined as a stupid fellow, dullard, simpleton, arrogant one. If one knows the good, following God, he should do and does not do it, he is a fool. He is stupid. He is a dullard. He is a simpleton. He is an arrogant one. This is why God says those who TRUST: In Yourselves are FoolsPsalms 20:6-8 gives us truth about God expectations in trusting in others rather than following God.

Now this I know:
    The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
    with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
    but we rise up and stand firm.

For the one who follows God, the psalmist says that victory awaits him; her receives answers from God; he will see God’s demonstration of His power from His right hand. God expects us to trust in the name of the Lord our God. Those who fail to are brought to their knees and those who do rise up and stand firm. This is why God says those who TRUST: In Yourselves are Fools. All have God’s promise of what He will do if we trust in Him which is the good we should do rather than trusting in others or ourselves.

Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. (NIV) or He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered. (NKJV). Who will you trust in? Will you put your trust in God, self, idols or other men? God says those who TRUST: In Yourselves are Fools.

 

 

 

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