Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I lived in the 'Show Me' state, Missouri, for six years. Show me is our desire to see the proof in the pudding. I think the world is so fallen that trust has to be earned with proof so that you can trust in something.
When we start out as babies, we are helpless and have to trust our parents. With time, we are shown their love for us. We don't come out of the womb with a check of their resume to see if they're qualified.
I think God knew our show-me thoughts and provided a form of proof thru the Bible. We must not just study the Bible but apply it and trust will grow. So often tho, we are like the Israelites. We grumble, God provides, then we forget the blessing, and doubt Him in the next trial.
We are not just sinners but helpless sinners. There is nothing we can do on our own, ie. good works, to save ourselves. We must trust in the Savior who was sent to be our only help. Your life is proof He cares for you but does your life prove you care for Him?