For the last two days we have been talking about intimacy with God. Intimacy with God requires that we fear him and that we obey him. Fear and obedience are not negative terms, but rather are to be understood within the context of our relationship with a loving God. Trust is the third ingredient that is absolutely necessary for intimacy with God. Just as Abraham trusted the Lord with the life of his son, so must we learn to trust the Father at all times and in all situations. The Word of God promises us that the Lord is a very present help in time of trouble, that his eyes roam over the earth searching for someone for whom he can demonstrate his power, that nothing can separate us from the love of God. We have countless examples in Scripture of a God who is trustworthy. One needs only to read the stories of Daniel or the three Hebrew boys to understand that God is trustworthy. We are not guaranteed that God will prevent hardships and tragedies, but we are guaranteed that God will be with us in our trials. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me” (Psalm 23:4). Because of the Lord’s faithfulness, we can completely put our trust in him. As we read God’s Word, fellowship with him daily, and seek him in godly fear and obedience, we will gain intimate knowledge of who he is and discover ways to trust him even the more. May your relationship with the Lord grow stronger with each passing day.
Wilfred Graves Jr.
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