Trust is built on the assurance that someone is:
Of good character
There was a time in the past where a man’s name carried his reputation with it. A father’s name was passed down to his children as well as the value of what people thought of him.
The more right living there is in the man’s life, the more value his name would have. This leads to God’s hallowed name.
In Exodus 3:13, 14 Moses says to God, “Suppose I go to the People of Israel and I tell them, ‘The God of your fathers sent me to you’; and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ What do I tell them?” God then responded to Moses by saying, “I-AM-WHO-I-AM. Tell the People of Israel, ‘I-AM sent me to you.’” R.C. Sproul says of these verses, “The Lord is not defined or determined by any other than Himself. As the self existent One, His promise is sure; He will reveal Himself in His saving deeds.” This means that we do not decide if God is trustworthy by looking at humanity but by looking at Him.
He alone is the ruler by which we can measure His character, ability, strength and honesty. When we do this, we can look back on history and see that He is worthy of our trust now. We see that there has never been any variation in Him or “shadow due to change” (James 1:17) and that there never will be because He is who He is. When everything else is unreliable, untrustworthy, too weak, or fades away He, the great “I Am,” will remain.
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