This morning, I went to Santa Cruz for their morning worship. The congregation is continuing to grow and what a blessing this is.
The gentleman that brought the lesson, started with a question. He asked, "Where is your confidence? Is it in God or Man?" Of course, everyone wants to give the correct answer and say, "Of course my confidence is in God. Maybe we should not answer so quickly, but take a few minutes to think on this.
He read several passages from Psalms.
Psalm 7:1-2-----Oh Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me and deliver me. Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is not to deliver.
Psalm 118:8----It is better to trust in the lord that to put confidence in man.
We know that David had his struggles. I am sure that his confidence in God did not always come easy. To know that we should be a certain way, verses the actuality of being there, sometimes are two different things.
This young man went on to confess that his confidence has been in man. It was his sincere confession and it was emotional. He could have just preached his lesson and stopped but he did not. He made startling confession.
We were in the truck a few weeks ago and were talking about confessions and how we really do not confess to each other. There are many reasons for this, but that does not make it right. Confession and repentance are Bibical teachings.
God will never fail us but man will.
Please pray for two people in the Santa Cruz congregation. One young man needed to have his appendix removed last week and now he has developed pneumonia. He remains in ICU. Another man, was bitten by a dog with rabies. He is now in the hospital in Guatemala City for treatment.
Also, the Ukraine team is still doing well!! They are healthy and in good spirits. They have enjoyed seeing people that they met last year and have been able to continue with Bible teaching. Please pray for their safe travels as they will be returning to the states soon.