Failure to trust another, or a tendency to be suspicious of others’abilities or intentions. Though sometimes justifiable towards other human beings, such an attitude is never acceptable towards God.
Distrust between human beings
Ge 50:15-17Joseph’s brothers distrusted him because they could not believe he had forgiven them. See alsoGe 32:6-8 Jacob distrusted Esau because he thought he was seeking revenge; Jdg 11:19-20 Sihon distrusted Israel because he suspected a trick; Ac 15:37-38 Paul distrusted John Mark, having been let down by him.
Distrust of God
Israel distrusted GodZep 3:2See alsoDt 1:32-33; Dt 9:23-24 Because that generation distrusted God, they failed to enter the promised land; Ps 78:7,22 Israel distrusted God in spite of the miracles he had done for her. Israel distrusted God as a result of her idolatry:2Ki 17:14-15; Jer 13:25
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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