“He remains faithful forever” by D.A. Carson

“Do not put your confidence in princes, politicians, social tinkerers, economists, academics, gurus, legislators, administrators, preachers, psychologists– they are all mortal, they are all limited and fallible, and they all will die. That is not to say that we cannot gain much help from the best of people in all these categories. But in the final analysis, do not trust them, do not pin your hopes and expectations on them.

Rather, ‘Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them– He remains faithful forever.’ (Psalm 146:5-6). That is a moral decision; in the light of what the Bible says about God and this world, it is the only rational decision. It is a commitment to which we must return again and again.”

–D.A. Carson, How Long, O Lord? (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1990/2006), 133.

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