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Beyond Betrayal - Where's Does Your Trust Lie?

A betrayal inflicted with the intensity of a dagger in the back, an instant breach of all allegiance with a silent attack. What is the reason, for this treason? How can a traitor infiltrate unnoticed? Because of trust, thatís why.

Trust. Trust is the most vulnerable state of being. Give it away and all your weaknesses are exposed to those who it has been given. 

Hope. Hope is the belief that the trust given will never be violated. It nullifies fear and allows us to share our lives in joy.

Joy. Joy is the bond of sharing with those who have been given trust and remain faithful to it.

Faith. Faith is the higher conviction that people are intrinsically loyal, and the bonds of joy will never be intently broken.

Loyalty. Loyalty is when trust is given and is never, ever betrayed.

But betrayal! Betrayal is more powerful than all of these things. Betrayal is the vindictive violation of trust. It is the disregard of the innocence of the heart, so fragilely exposed to pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth. Betrayal can destroy trust, hope, joy, faith and loyalty.

Is there anything beyond betrayal? Is there anyway to overcome the scars left by this treacherous infidelity?

Yes, there is love. Love is a commitment so deep, not even betrayal can defeat it. It is a dedication so profound, that it would lay down its own life before it would be disloyal to those who hold their trust. It is able to forgive those who have betrayed, because the only real love is Godís love. And Godís love never betrays.

So how can a traitor infiltrate unnoticed? Because of trust, thatís why. We put our trust in people; we trust words, thoughts, emotions, the chemicals, the natural, the superficial, the material, the arts, the sciences, the biological, we trust our senses, books, our brains, and we trust the system. A system design to reward the traitors and destroy the good people who foolishly give their trust away. A system designed by those who cannot be trusted.

Donít trust the system. We ought to put our trust in God, and we will never be betrayed.

 

Q: What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?

A: Psalms 117

Q: What is the longest chapter in the Bible?

A: Psalms 119

Q: Which chapter is in the center of the Bible?

A: Psalms 118

Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118

Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118

Add these numbers up and you get 1188.

Q: What is the center verse in the Bible?

A: Psalms 118:8 

Q: Does this verse say something significant about God's perfect will for our lives?

Itís about trust.

Psalms 118:8

"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."

Now isn't that odd how this worked out? The center of it all. The bond that holds the world together. Faith in God and trust in His will. 

When things get tough, if you feel betrayed, always remember... Faith (in God) doesn't get you around trouble, it gets you through it!!  

(Note: I never took these photos)

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