Believing In Others
I was reading today's devotional online by Pastor Bobby Schuller (Hour of Power) about believing in others. So often, as a Christian, I am encouraged to increase my faith in our Lord (my believing) and reminded not to put my faith in fallible human beings. There are many Scriptures that warn against that. Yet, we must [and are encouraged to] be supportive and loving by our Lord Jesus. I cannot be supportive and loving without having some faith and trust in those who are to be the objects of it, can I? The issue at hand is what I entrust to my fellow man and what I leave exclusively to the care of my all-powerful Creator. Perhaps the words of Ronald Reagan are appropriate here: "trust, but verify..."