Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 10:18–25
A. Jesus once said, “If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:14). We see the truth in this statement still today.
B. The grace and knowledge that bring salvation are not obtainable by human means, but heavenly ones (Galatians 1:12, 2 Peter 1:20–21).
I. The right way cannot be found “in man.”
A. Anyone can be wrong, including the educated (Acts 5), the majority (Matthew 7:13–14), and even people who are very religious (Matthew 26:57ff; Acts 17:22ff).
B. Man’s way is always the wrong way (Proverbs 14:12; Isaiah 35:8).
C. Only God can give us proper direction (Psalms 119:105).
II. We must not put our faith “in man.”
A. Even the most faithful of men can stumble (Romans 3:23).
B. If we put faith in men, we are sure to be disappointed, and our faith can only be as strong as its foundation (Psalms 118:8; Jeremiah 17:5).
C. Lay the foundation of your faith upon Jesus, and there it will stand strong (Hebrews 12:1–2).
III. The Lord knows what is “in man” (John 2:23–25).
A. God does not see things as man does (1 Samuel 16:7).
B. What does the all-seeing eye see (Hebrews 4:12–13) see in you?
C. Solomon said that “God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing” (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
A. To the Corinthians whose allegiance was divided among preachers, Paul wrote, “Let no one boast in men” (1 Corinthians 3:21).
B. If you put your trust in men, you will surely fall, but if you put your trust in Jesus, you can endure all things through Him!