Weekly bulletin article by Mike Johnson

There is no honor among thieves. This makes perfect sense to me. The nature of those who are thieves says that they will do whatever they need to do to get what they want—even if it means betraying, stealing from, or using them. No thief is safe from another thief! The reason for this seems obvious. Thieves are not trustworthy people. The nature of their actions keeps them from being trustworthy.

Trust is a valuable commodity. We want a doctor whom we can trust with our medical issues. We want a mechanic whom we can trust not to do unnecessary work on our vehicles while, at the same time, doing all the work we need for an honest price.

Trust is also a necessity in our homes. The security and well-being of children in a home is directly tied to their trust that mom and dad will stay together keeping their home intact. The security and well-being of a wife lies with her husband’s care for and faithfulness to her. The husband’s security and well-being is tied to his wife’s respect for his place in the home.

Homes in America are in trouble for many reasons. One of those certainly is trust. Unfaithfulness, rebellion, and abuse are common in many homes. Parents can’t trust each other. Children don’t trust their parents and the parents do not trust them.

Solomon knew this and he addressed it within his comments about the worthy woman.. “The heart of her husband safely trusts her…Her husband is known in the gates…Her children rise up and call her blessed…” (Proverbs 31:11, 23, 28) The stability of a home is intertwined with trustworthiness. It deserves our full attention.