Psalm 118:8-9

Mar 26, 2024    Pastor Mike Fanning

Everyone has trust. The ultimate question is this, what or who are you trusting in? What or who is the object of your trust? Religious people who believe they can put God into their debt through their attempts at “salvation by works” are really trusting in themselves. They say in their hearts, “Can I create an impressive enough resume to present to God so He will grant me entrance into heaven?” Never gonna happen!! Friend, abandon all thoughts of self-salvation and take refuge from God’s judgment against sin in God’s loving provision of His Son! (Because Christ on the cross already bore your sin and took your punishment!) Thank You Jesus! You alone are my refuge!

PASSAGE: Psalm 118:8-9 - "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes."

PAUSE: Easter is ultimately about taking refuge in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. Jesus Christ rescues us from sin, death, and the power of the evil one. If you haven’t trusted Jesus Christ for salvation, may today be the day! 

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I take refuge in you. Help me realize that it is always better to trust in you than my friends, family, country, or myself.