CAUTION – PORTIONS OF THIS DEVOTION MAY BE CONSIDERED TO BE LIFE-ALTERING. AWESOME!
John 2:23-25 (AMP)
 But when He was in Jerusalem during the Passover Feast, many believed in His name identified themselves with His party after seeing His signs (wonders, miracles) which He was doing.  But Jesus for His part did not trust Himself to them, because He knew all men;  And He did not need anyone to bear witness concerning man needed no evidence from anyone about men, for He Himself knew what was in human nature. He could read men’s hearts.
Clarke’s Commentary says, “Many believed in His name – They believed Him to be the promised Messiah, but did not believe in Him to the salvation of their souls: for we find, from the verses, that their hearts were not at all changed, because our blessed Lord could not trust Himself to them.”
This is a powerful and eye-opening portion of Scripture. I’m sure most of us will say we trust God. But, can He trust US? We need to ask ourselves, “Are we trustworthy?” Are our motives right in our walk with Him? Are we in it for a “ticket to heaven” or an “escape from hell” or because we love Him? Are we totally and completely submissive and obedient to His will…..ALL OF IT? Can HE be assured we are in it for the long haul and not just until we get what we want? Will we bail once we get our miracle? Will we bail when things get tough? When persecution increases? And last, are we surrendered to Him 50%….75%…….99%…….or 100%?
I know those are tough questions to consider. The GOOD NEWS is……we can make the CHOICE to make things right in our hearts and HE will provide everything necessary for that change to take place. HE will always help us and even do it through us, but He will never force us. We provide the willing heart and He does the rest.
Have a great day!
Pastor Kevin Kinchen