Throughout this year, each day of the month, I'm "Treasure Hunting" in a Psalm. I've created a "Ponder Every Morsel of Truth" Book to record the truths as I learn them. The thirteen of each month, I'm studying Psalm 146. Here's what Treasure I found today.
Do not trust influential people, mortals who cannot help you. Psalm 146:3 (GW)
Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. Psalm 146:3 (NLT)
Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. Psalm 146:3 (NIV)
Not: nay, neither, never, no, nor, not, nothing.
Trust: be bold confident, secure, sure, careless one, put confidence, make to hope.
Princes (powerful people): Generous; hence, magnanimous; willing hearted.
Help: deliverance, help, safety, salvation, victory,rescue.
Looking to people to help me, give me security is short-sighted! Why rely on people, when I can look to Almighty God? Why trust in mere mortals, when I can trust the Creator? Why put my hope in people who although may have money, will someday die, when I can place my security in an eternal God?
Looking to people for happiness, security, hope is being very short-sighted!
Short-sighted: stupid, not thought through, backward, batty, birdbrained, blockheaded, boneheaded, brainless, crazy, dumb, feeble-minded, foolish, harebrained, idiotic, ignorant, ill-conceived, imbecilic, impractical, indiscreet, moronic, poorly planned, retarded, senseless, short-sighted, silly, slow, sophomoric, underdeveloped, unformed, witless.
No matter how you phrase it—short-sighted is just plain DUMB! So why do I do it? Because I begin to look around for how I can fix things. I want to “do it myself”. I want to prove that I know best. But time and time again, God patiently teaches me that trusting in people is futile—short-sighted, just plain dumb!
I need to “just say no” to looking for security, hope in people, and simply trust God Almighty—He is very trustworthy and provides eternal hope!
To create a positive day, I need to stop being short-sighted and place my hope and trust in the God of eternity!