Trusting—found 156 times in 153 verses in the Old Testament and thirty-five times in thirty-five verses in the New Testament
Variations: trust, trusted, trustedst, trustest, trusteth, trusting, trusty
First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 12:21 (trust)
Last usage in the Old Testament: Zephaniah 3:12 (trust)
Interesting fact: For the Israelites, Egypt represented the past. It represented the good and bad of life before deliverance. Surprisingly, after all of the wonders and miracles, God had to admonish Israel not to trust in Egypt (Isaiah 30:1-3; Isaiah 31:1). The saint living today faces the same temptation to long for a return to his old life or old ways when looking for something to trust (Philippians 3:3).
Bible study tip: Sometimes Bible pictures are presented in distinct passages and do not make complete sense unless independently collected and pieced together like a puzzle. For example, consider the following truths and piece them together. God “stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in” (Isaiah 40:22). “The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven” (Psalm 11:4). “Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool” (Isaiah 66:1). These truths combined depict God’s dwelling place as it relates to the earth.
Sunday, Day 309—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 310—Trusting in Ourselves
Tuesday, Day 311—Trusting in Worldly Safety
Wednesday, Day 312—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 313—Unconditional Trust
Friday, Day 314—The Blessings of Trust
Saturday, Day 315—To Know Him Is to Trust Him
Day 309: Church Day
Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.