When people break our trust, what can we do? When they’ve let us down, or even deliberately betrayed us, how should we react? In this message, we’ll take a look at some famous and not-so-famous people who have given us an example to follow. You’ll find that even when people break our trust, we can still trust God. (Recorded June 6, 1999)
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Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me.”
His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.”
Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?”
Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon. As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. “What you are about to do, do quickly,” Jesus told him, but no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him.
1 Samuel 24:12
May the LORD judge between you and me. And may the LORD avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.
But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
We can learn from others who were betrayed.
Jesus, David, Joseph, (and William Tyndale)
1. Trust God.
John 13:27, 1 Samuel 24:12, Genesis 50:19-20
2. Continue to do what is right.
John 18:19-24, 1 Sam 26:7-11, Gen 50:21-23
3. Watch God work all things for His good.
Eph 1:19-23, 1 Chr 29:26-28, Gen 45:5-11
Closing and Prayer