Put Your Trust in God, Not Man

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Are you depending on human beings for your well-being or solutions?

Include your own self among the human beings you put your hope in.

Please read the verses below:

“Do not put your trust in princes,

[Do not put your trust] in human beings, who cannot save.

When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;

on that very day their plans come to nothing.

Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.

He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—

he remains faithful forever.

and gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind,

the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,

the Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow,

but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.”

“Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭146:1-2‬; 3-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“The Lord is with me;

I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me? The Lord is with me;

he is my helper.

I look in triumph on my enemies.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭118:6-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭2:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.””
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:5, 7-8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

““Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the Lord, “to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin; who go down to Egypt without consulting me; who look for help to Pharaoh’s protection, to Egypt’s shade for refuge. But Pharaoh’s protection will be to your shame, Egypt’s shade will bring you disgrace. Though they have officials in Zoan and their envoys have arrived in Hanes, everyone will be put to shame because of a people useless to them, who bring neither help nor advantage, but only shame and disgrace.””
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭30:1-5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord.

But the Egyptians are mere mortals and not God; their horses are flesh and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out his hand, those who help will stumble, those who are helped will fall; all will perish together.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭31:1, 3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob. Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes. I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭44:4-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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