“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” (Psalm 9:10, NIV 1984).
My Musings – How can merely knowing someone’s name result in trust? It cannot. The reputation that is associated with the name can point in the direction of trust. But it requires more than a reputation. For reputation is merely the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone. As we well know, generally held beliefs and opinions can be very misguided. Reputation must be substantiated by consistent unwavering performance, that warrants trust. For example, “not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” (Joshua 21:44–45, NIV 1984). The name (I AM who I AM), is backed up by faithful performance (I always do what I promise to do).
We can “trust in [Him],” because He has “never forsaken those who seek [Him]. For “you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you.” (Jeremiah 29:12–14, NIV 1984). And “him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37, KJV).
The Apostle Paul, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said, “now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2, NIV 1984). He was not writing about God, but it fits. We only give trust to those who have proven trustworthy. One who always keep His promises and who never forsakes the trust placed in Him has indeed proved themselves to be trustworthy. But no one, other than God, can meet the always and never criteria. In fact, He goes even further than that, once we place our trust in Him (through faith in His Son). For “if we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13, NIV 1984).
My Advice – Trustworthiness is in short supply these days. Especially always and never. Sometimes doesn’t quite cut it. If you have not yet placed your trust and faith in Jesus Christ, won’t you do so now. He will never forsake you. He will always remain faithful and trustworthy.