“And again, ‘I will put my trust in him,’ and again, ‘Behold, I and the children God has given me.’”
Psalm 18:2 and Isaiah 8:18 form the basis for this verse. Don’t get the idea that the writer is showing off his knowledge of the Old Testament. He has no real need for that. He knows that his readers also have this knowledge, and so he is demonstrating how these scriptures apply to Jesus and prove Him to be the Son of God and the means of eternal salvation.
There is a real close connection between Jesus the Son and God the Father as well as the Holy Spirit. Jesus completely trusts in God as is evident by His life, His work, and His willingness to bear the cup given to Him by the Father. He not only trusted Him with His life but with His spirit as well. This is a reminder that Christians should also trust God. To trust God is to trust Jesus. He said as much when He said, “You trust in God, trust also in me.”
So God’s children have been entrusted to Jesus, and Jesus is going to make sure the children trust in God. He set the example by showing the utmost trust, and we are called upon to do the same. What we went through, Jesus also went through, and because He made it out of the prison of death, we may rest assured that we can too.
Task for Today: Do you trust God completely? Show that trust today by how you talk and walk in the Christian way. We expect our children to behave in a certain way, and so does our heavenly Father. How are you behaving today? Walking by faith or sight? Whatever is going on in your life this day lean on God. Trust Him with everything.