Trusting Self Leaves No Room For God

For all the things that the Lord did for the Israelites, they rejected Him again and again. Consider Numbers 14:11: “Then the Lord said to Moses: ‘How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?’” Sometimes we hear people say, “If I had lived during the time of Christ, I would have believed!” Would we have? Listen to the words of Jesus to those who saw all the miracles He did: “If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead” (Luke 16:31). There is never enough evidence for the person who believes in self instead of Jesus. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Jeremiah 10:23 declares, “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” The problem is that we trust self instead of Christ. Self-trust is behind all our discontents, and it is why the Bible repeatedly tells us to put our faith and trust in Jesus—so that He can help us! Overcoming self means letting go of self and believing in Jesus alone. Jesus says, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38). It is when we let go of self that Christ can truly change us with His Spirit.
God bless you, and I love you. Kevin Cauley