Psalm 118:8 "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119. The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117. Located in Psalm 118 is verse 8 which is the very verse in the Bible that is the exact center of the Bible. This verse is the heart of the Bible. What can we learn from this verse which is the heart of the word of GOD? Put your confidence and faith in GOD. One might ask, why? The answer being that the only thing in this world that we can depend on is the faithfulness of the word of GOD.
Men fail us. Human nature is fickle. People who are our friends many times turn against us. Money can take wings and fly away. Stock markets fall. Fortunes can be lost. Our health can take a turn for the worse. Jobs can be lost. Circumstances change. One cannot trust governments, political leaders, or financial advisors. Computer hackers and con men are on every corner. Please do not put your confidence in man.
In Hebrews 13:8 the Bible says "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever." He does not change. His message is true. The anchor is sure. We can have total confidence in the sure word of GOD. He has promised us that He will never leave us or forsake us but He will go with us even to the end of the world. I Corinthians 10:13 says "There hath no temptation taken you but such is common to man: but GOD is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above that which you are able; but will with the temptation make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it."
We trust the LORD because He is faithful, full of mercy, forgiving, and because His word is true. The only thing that can truly be trusted is the word of GOD. Where is your confidence? What are you trusting in? I trust it is in the sure promises of the word of GOD. The Bible says "it is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."