Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
Author Alex Haley made TV history in 1977 with his epic mini-series on ABC called Roots, about the generational saga of an African-American family. Likewise, we can find references to Roots in the Bible. In the Book of Jeremiah we see a situation in which the temptation to solve a problem is so great that we trust in mans way to solve it instead of Gods way. The prophet Jeremiah drew a distinction between the man who trusts in his own effort to solve his problem and the man who trusts in God when he cannot see the outcome because he walks by faith in the Word of God.
The man who trusts in his ability
likes to go to Burger King where he can have it his way. After many
failures he discovers that his efforts amount to nothing and that all
is vanity. He does not possess any knowledge of God or the Word of God
and is under a curse (Jeremiah 17:5-6). His heart is far from God as
he lives by the flesh, feelings and emotions with his Carnal Knowledge
and as a result he does not have a Whopper of a time.
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