And the Rabshakeh said to them, “Say to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: On what do you rest this trust of yours? (Isaiah 36:4 ESV)
It’s happened, just as the Lord promised. The taunt of the official presents a powerful question, “On what do you rest this trust of yours?” It’s a question I must always ask with every decision or commitment. It’s a lifelong question, a foundational question.
When I have trusted the Lord in the past, did He fail me, abandon me, failed to respond to me? Never! Will I trust Him for my future? What other future do I have but Him? So, the question that most challenges is, “On what do you rest this trust of yours, now?”
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 make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV)
The word trust is an imperative; I must trust (relying belief) on my Lord alone. I must not lean on my own understanding (relying on my own wisdom and strength). I must acknowledge Him (following His way not my own). He alone will make my paths (a well trodden road) straight (pleasing, right, smooth).