Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Question of the day: What is our take-away from 2 Thessalonians 3:2b and3a?
Answer: Let's let those two partial verses answer the question. 2 Thessalonians 3:2b-3a "for not all (people) are trustworthy. But the Lord is trustworthy".
Got it? It's that simple, or maybe it's not. People are not trustworthy, but God is trustworthy. Well, maybe some people are trustworthy. The whole verse 2 Thessalonians 3:2 "Also pray that we may be rescued from perverse and evil people, for not all are trustworthy." That means some people are trustworthy and some people are not. "Not all are trustworthy" has a different meaning from "All are not trustworthy."
One of our first memory verses is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in Adonai with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
Let's do that, "trust God." In Hebrew the word is Betach meaning simply trust, or literally, "count on it." Betach is also translated as "of course" or "for sure." Several of my Israeli friends get it mixed up and translate Betach as "of sure."
So then, what do we believe? We believe the promises of God. Which promises? All of them!
Rabbi Michael Weiner,