Scripture emphasises the importance of putting one’s trust in God. This trust, which is nurtured by an understanding of God’s revealed truth, finds expression in a life lived according to his purpose. There are examples in Scripture of proper trust being placed in other people.
Trust at home and workPr 31:10-11 A good wife gives her husband confidence; Tit 2:10 Employees should be trustworthy.
Examples of trusting othersGe 39:4See alsoGe 41:39-40; Ex 19:9 Moses to be trusted by Israel; 1Ch 9:22 the gatekeepers appointed by David and Samuel; Ne 2:6 Nehemiah is trusted by Artaxerxes to return to Jerusalem; Da 5:29-6:2 Daniel given responsibility; Php 2:25 Paul’s confidence in Epaphroditus; 2Ti 2:2 Timothy to find others to be entrusted to teach the gospel
Continued trust in those who failJnh 3:1-2God re-appoints Jonah despite earlier disobedience. See alsoJn 21:15 Jesus Christ reinstates Peter after his denial; Ac 15:37-39 Barnabas gives John Mark a second chance.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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