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Psalm 13:5


5 But I have trusted [batach] in thy mercy; [checed] my heart [leb] shall rejoice [giyl] in thy salvation. [yashuw`ah] KJV-Interlinear


5 But I have trusted in Thy lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. NASB


Risking not having God in ones life. Risking turning to the world and its flawed beliefs. Risking being beaten by the enticements of the world and all who promote its tainted views.

Then but, gives us a contrast between that which comes from God, versus that which comes from the world.

Trust, means several things, 'batach,' among them it means hope, but not hope based on luck or chance, but hope based on the certainty of knowledge and confidence derived therefrom.

Look around you and you can see all of the world. You can see, hold, and hear this world. You can measure and compare and look over your shoulder. You can see where you have come from and where you are going.

But can you? Is what you experience in this world really the truth of life? And the answer to that is, no.

Because there is a life after this world and anything and everything in this world will not be a part of that future life, which by the way, will last forever. Your life now will last you but a few decades at best. The next life will last you billions and trillions of years and more.

You can see and hold things now in this world, but they do not solve problems nor prepare you for your real life coming up.

In contrast, you cannot see or touch or detect in any way, shape or form, anything from the spiritual side of life.

That, is connected to us by faith and faith alone. And yet in that life there is complete security, and prosperity, and much, much more than this life will ever offer or provide.

And yet far too many folks ignore that which they cannot detect, and choose that which they can see and hold. And the former provides everything, while the latter provides nothing, when you come right down to it.

They say that Gaddafi had hidden away over 200 billions of dollars. And now where is he? What good is that money to him now? Recently another billionaire died and what good is his money to him now? And that answer is, it does him no good at all now.

One is probably looking for his virgins in Torments, while waiting for the Lake of Fire. The other is probably in heaven, but we do not know for sure on either man. In either case, I am sure that both are beyond surprised at their present circumstances. The latter is much happier than the former, of course. But in both cases, their billions do them no good now.

Anyway, anyone who trusts in their possessions, from this world, be they little or vast, then their priorities are wrong and they will lose out in eternity.

Therefore, trust by means of knowledge and certainty, in the things of the spiritual side of life, even though you cannot see them.

And why?

Salvation, 'yashuwah,' does not refer to being saved for the next life, but is a reference to the continued deliverance from the problems of this world. It refers to aid, deliverance, health, help. It is in the feminine and refers to something saved by another. The feminine refers to the helpless state or situation of the individual, thus requiring the aid of someone else, namely God.

And so, the world is the tyrant. And we are its helpless victims. We can conform to the world and lose, or we can trust in that which we cannot see, and win.

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