Are there things that are proven to be untrustworthy? - Trust - TouchPoints

Are there things that are proven to be untrustworthy?

Job 15:31Let them no longer trust in empty riches. They are only fooling themselves, for emptiness will be their only reward.

Relying on money or possessions for security is a shaky foundation that collapses into emptiness.

Job 8:13-19Such is the fate of all who forget God. The hope of the godless comes to nothing. Everything they count on will collapse. They are leaning on a spiderweb. They cling to their home for security, but it won’t last. They try to hold it fast, but it will not endure. The godless seem so strong, like a lush plant growing in the sunshine, its branches spreading across the garden. Its roots grow down through a pile of rocks to hold it firm. But when it is uprooted, it isn’t even missed! That is the end of its life, and others spring up from the earth to replace it.

Hoping in something other than God’s plan will cause your life to collapse at the end.

Psalm 44:6-7I do not trust my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me. It is you who gives us victory over our enemies; it is you who humbles those who hate us.

Isaiah 31:1Destruction is certain for those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their cavalry and chariots instead of looking to the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.

Luke 11:22until someone who is stronger attacks and overpowers him, strips him of his weapons, and carries off his belongings.

Psalm 29:7The voice of the Lord strikes with bolts of lightning.

Trusting in human strength or weapons without God won’t bring ultimate victory.

Psalm 40:4Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord, who have no confidence in the proud, or in those who worship idols.

Trusting in proud, ungodly people will backfire.

Habakkuk 2:18“What good is an idol carved by man, or a cast image that deceives you? How foolish to trust in your own creation— a god that can’t even talk!

What have you gained by worshiping all your man-made idols? How foolish to trust in something made by your own hands! What fools you are to believe such lies!

Isaiah 42:17But those who trust in idols, calling them their gods— they will be turned away in shame.

Jeremiah 13:25“This is your allotment, that which is due you,” says the Lord. “I have measured it out especially for you, because you have forgotten me and put your trust in false gods.”

Trusting in anything other than God is idolatry and meaningless.

Psalm 146:3Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.

Isaiah 2:22Stop putting your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. How can they be of help to anyone?

Jeremiah 17:5This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans and turn their hearts away from the Lord.”

Isaiah 30:15-16The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says, “Only in returning to me and waiting for me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it. You said, ‘No, we will get our help from Egypt. They will give us swift horses for riding into battle.’ But the only swiftness you are going to see is the swiftness of your enemies chasing you!

Trusting in people alone, without God, will give you human advice but no divine guidance.

Proverbs 28:26Trusting oneself is foolish, but those who walk in wisdom are safe.

Proverbs 3:5Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

Isaiah 22:8-11Judah’s defenses have been stripped away. You run to the armory for your weapons. You inspect the breaks in the walls of Jerusalem. You store up water in the lower pool. You survey the houses and tear some down for stone to strengthen the walls. Between the city walls, you build a reservoir for water from the old pool. But you never ask for help from the One who did all this. You never considered the One who planned this long ago.

Trusting in yourself is foolish because you only know so much

Ezekiel 16:15But you thought you could get along without me, so you trusted instead in your fame and beauty. You gave yourself as a prostitute to every man who came along. Your beauty was theirs for the asking!

Trusting in fame or beauty is fleeting.

Jeremiah 7:14So just as I destroyed Shiloh, I will now destroy this Temple that was built to honor my name, this Temple that you trust for help, this place that I gave to you and your ancestors.

We must be careful not to trust in buildings, even in God’s house.

John 8:33“But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone on earth. What do you mean, ‘set free’?”

Trusting in your heritage does not secure your future.

Romans 9:32Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in him. They stumbled over the great rock in their path.

Romans 2:17You who call yourselves Jews are relying on God’s law, and you boast about your special relationship with him.

If you are a Jew, you are relying on God’s law for your special relationship with him. You boast that all is well between yourself and God.

Romans 3:19-20Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.

Trusting in strict obedience to the law or rules of God without trusting in the God who made them is legalism, which cannot save you.

Ezekiel 33:13When I tell righteous people that they will live, but then they sin, expecting their past righteousness to save them, then none of their righteous acts will be remembered. I will destroy them for their sins.

We must be careful not to trust in past good deeds.

Luke 18:9Then Jesus told this story to some who had great self-confidence and scorned everyone else.

We must be careful not to trust in self-confidence.

Deuteronomy 28:52They will attack your cities until all the fortified walls in your land—the walls you trusted to protect you—are knocked down. They will attack all the towns in the land the Lord your God has given you.

Jeremiah 5:17They will devour the food of your harvest; they will devour your sons and daughters. They will devour your flocks and herds; they will devour your grapes and figs. And they will destroy your fortified towns, which you think are so safe.

Fortifications and protection without God is not trustworthy.

Job 31:24"Have I put my trust in money or felt secure because of my gold?