A MATTER OF TRUST

YOUR TIRE MANUFACTURER vs. YOUR GOD

Whom do you trust more; your tire manufacturer or God?  This may sound silly, but think about it this way.

Consider that the speed limit is 75 mph on some highways, which means you can legitimately drive at 80. That’s about 40 yards per second or a mile and a third per minute.  Have you ever thought about what could happen if you lost a tire at that speed?  With four tires, the risk quadruples.  Absent speed cameras and state troopers many people will drive at 100-120 mph. with no worries.

Now, here’s the question:  On whose guarantee do you rely when you take such a risk  with your life?  Your tire manufacturers’ of course.  In other words, just because your tire maker says that if you inflate your tire to a certain pressure and you do not exceed a certain weight; your tires will not fall apart.   So, you believe him and risk your life daily on that basis!

Let’s transfer the scenario to God now. What guarantees and assurances has God given us about different areas of our lives, and how much do we believe Him? Like the tire maker, God has also given us promises and guarantees with stipulated the conditions.

Oh that we can trust in God’s promises the way we trust ‘Firestone’ or ‘Michelin’!   Moreover, God’s reliability record far surpasses that of the tire makers.  For example when God says ‘Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness…then all these things shall be added unto you’,(Mt. 6:33) or ‘You shall love the Lord your God and he shall bless your bread and your waters…. ’(Exo 23:25) and several other such promises, do we believe Him enough to act on those promises?  He even said in Malachi 3:10 ‘Prove me now and see if I will not open the windows of heaven’? So He even dares us! What better assurance do we need?

I challenge you brothers and sisters to approach God’s promises with the same mind-set as you do your tire manufacturers’.  As we discover the reliability of God’s  promises, we shall able to take bold steps of faith to change our destiny.    Joy and Peace to all.