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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path. (Proverbs 3:5-6) 

Let me tell you a story about Edward Mote. He is not a household name today. He was a cabinet maker by trade, who was born into a family of tavern owners in the late 1700’s. His family lineage was alcohol, but at age 15, he came to faith in Christ through the preaching of a man by the name of John Hyatt. Edward got saved in London. He was a great cabinet maker. Even though his business was a success, he didn’t have fulfillment in building cabinets.  

About 40 years after he got saved, he became a pastor at the age of 55. He would pastor the same church for the next 21 years. Loving music and hymns a great deal, he became skilled at writing hymns and he composed more than 100 hymns! One day, God laid on his heart the lyrics for one of the most popular hymns of all time. It says, 

“My hope is built on nothing less 

Than Jesus blood and righteousness. 

I dare not trust the sweetest frame, 

but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. 

On Christ the solid rock I stand, 

all other ground is sinking sand.”  

I don’t know who you are trusting.  Don’t trust in yourself. Don’t trust in the advice of human beings. They are built on sinking sand. Don’t even trust what you want, because sometimes what you want is not even what is right. The heart is wicked and deceitful above all things, Jeremiah penned. Who should you trust? Christ, the solid rock. 

6 Comments

  1. Susette Loughney on November 14, 2021 at 8:37 am

    What a beautiful hymn that was that just brings tears to my eyes absolutely Jesus is the solid rock Amen for this devotional thank you.

  2. James W Howell on November 14, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Thank YOU for this devotional. I know that my trust is to be in God’s Will and his Word !

  3. Betty Laughlin on November 14, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Yes, Jesus is the One to trust. Study the Word and follow Jesus ‘leading each day

  4. Kelly galloway on November 14, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Only trust the lord!

  5. Andy Furman on November 14, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    A perfect sermon for today’s life. May ALL Glory be to God.

  6. Vanequa on November 15, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Amen amen!!

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