by Roby Ellis SPANISH/ESPAÑOL
[Scripture Reading: Psalm 18:1-3]
A. On July 30, 1956, President Eisenhower signed a legislation making the phrase “In God We Trust” the official motto of the U.S.
B. What does it really mean, however, if we imprint this on our currency but don’t make any effort to live by it?
I. The world puts its trust in all the wrong places.
A. It puts trust in earthly treasure (cf. Matthew 6:19; 1 Samuel 17:33-39).
B. The world puts confidence in the flesh (cf. 1 Samuel 17:42-44; Galatians 6:13; 2 Chronicles 32:7-8).
C. It puts confidence in numbers (cf. Exodus 23:2; Matthew 7:13-14).
D. Some put confidence in unstable feelings (cf. Proverbs 16:25).
II. Where can we safely deposit our trust?
A. Unlike things of the Earth, we can count on things above (Matthew 6:19-21; Colossians 3:2).
B. Instead of the flesh, let us put our trust in the cross of Christ (Galatians 6:14).
C. Instead of trusting in large numbers, we must learn to trust in the One (Ephesians 4:5-6; Romans 8:31).
D. We must put our trust in God’s Word (1 Peter 1:24-25).
III. God’s people often put their trust where the world does.
A. Some have put their trust in walled cities or in idols of wood and stone (Deuteronomy 28:52; Jeremiah 5:17; 12:5; Isaiah 44:14-17).
B. They have put their confidence in numbers instead of God (2 Samuel 24:3; Numbers 13:30-33).
C. Some have taken their eyes off the cross (Galatians 2:11-12).
A. Christians should be a confident people (1 John 4:17; Philippians 4:13).
B. What is the confidence in which you trust?