The Scripture Reading this week is Psalm 146 (VU p.868)
The Sermon title is Whom Shall We Trust???
Early Thoughts: Trust. Some of us would claim that trust is the foundation of human society. Imagine life without the ability to trust (admittedly some do not have to imagine this).
The Scripture story is clear in many places that even when other humans prove less than trustworthy we can/should trust in God. Now I am the first to admit that there are times in the Scripture story where trusting in God seems a dubious activity. I will also admit that there are times in the life of faith where I forget to trust, where I can't "let go and let God". But in the end we need to trust.
We need to trust others, we need to trust ourselves, we need to trust God.
The Psalmist gives us reasons to trust God. Sometimes life gives us reason to be wary. How do we reconcile the two?
Trust. An easy word to say. Pretty easy to spell. A good and needed thing to do. But sometimes very difficult.