Day 17: Trust but Verify

Trust, but verify. Ronald Reagan

The former president's advice on how to deal with Russia is also excellent advice for how to approach this new life that we seek. Men are fallible! One of the greatest concerns that I have in writing these articles is that some one might rely on what I say without proving every word by Scripture. The fact is that anyone seeking God who relies on the advice of strangers, or of preachers, or parents, or any source other than the Bible, is taking a chance that very likely will prevent them from finding the truth. It's okay to listen to others when seeking God, but if you trust anyone other than God and the truths revealed in His word for how you should live, you will most certainly fail!

Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men who cannot save.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.

Psalms 146:3  & 118:8, NIV