CONFIDENCE IN THE RIGHT PLACE
“I have very little confidence in man. My great desire has been to cast myself on the Word of God, that every judgment of my soul concerning all things may be right, by being, in all, the mind of God.” By Anthony Norris Groves, Father of Faith Missions, Echoes of Service, 2004, Page 292.
Does this remind you of Paul’s perspective on the Christian walk? “For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh--” (Philippians 3:3).
This is one of the marks of a person walking and being led by the Spirit. These statements do not negate our love and appreciation for other believers. In fact, Peter tells us that Christ “purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart” (1 Peter 1:22). This does not allow us to trust the flesh in anyone.
To have the mind of God in every matter requires us to depend on the authority of God’s Word for the basis of making every decision and governs every action and word. That was the point of Anthony Groves statement; “to cast myself on the Word of God.”
Make sure your confidence is in the Word of God, not man.
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