Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Being Trustworthy

“If there were prophets among you,
I, the Lord, would reveal myself in visions.
I would speak to them in dreams.
But not with my servant Moses.
Of all my house, he is the one I trust.
I speak to him face to face,
clearly, and not in riddles!
He sees the Lord as he is."
Numbers 12:6-8 NLT

I was impressed by this passage of scripture. It made me stop and do some self reflection. Moses' brother and sister were complaining about him. The Lord heard their complaints, and went to Moses' defence. He not only defended Moses, but he struck Moses sister with a case of leprosy.

What really strikes me about this passage is what the Lord says about Moses; "Of all my house, he is the one I trust. I speak to him face to face,clearly, and not in riddles!He sees the Lord as he is." The Lord said he trusted Moses. Moses wasn't perfect. He made mistakes. But, God said he trusted Moses. Because Moses was trustworthy, he had a very special relationship with God.

I have to ask myself am I trustworthy? Do I have the humility and integrity that pleases God? Not always. I wish I did. I'm grateful to the grace and love of God that helps me overcome my weaknesses. I'm a work in progress. I'm grateful for the work of the Holy Spirit in my life. I want to be the kind of person that the Lord looks at and finds trustworthy.

Jesus has made it possible for us to have the kind of relationship that Moses had with the Lord. By his grace we have a righteous standing before God. Through the cleansing ministry of the Holy Spirit those character flaws in me are overcome. But the greatest thing is that through Jesus, we can all have a up close and very personal relationship with God.

So how about some self reflection? Are you trustworthy? What is it about your character, lifestyle, and habits, that makes you worthy or unworthy of God's trust. Be real. We all have issues. So here is the key; trust in Jesus, the one who makes us worthy.

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