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  • Bayo Afolaranmi
    Mar 3, 2012
      Dearly Beloved,
      "He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it" (1 Thessalonians 5:24 NKJV).
      "You can't depend on anyone, not even a great leader" (Psalm 146:3 CEV).
      The Lord God is more than dependable. When He promises, He is not only
      ready to fulfil the promise, He is also able to fulfil the promise.
      Human beings are completely different. They can make promises, but
      they may not be ready to fulfil the promises. They may even be ready
      to fulfil, but not be able to fulfil such promises. No wonder, there
      are many injunctions in the Bible not to put one's trust in human
      beings, but rather put one's total trust in God (see Deuteronomy 7:9;
      Proverbs 16:20; Isaiah 2:22; 26: 3-4; Jeremiah 17:5-8).
      The case of the Nigerian president is a good example. Early this year,
      Nigeria was thrown into chaos at the announcement of increment in fuel
      pump price by the government due to government's policy on fuel
      subsidy total removal. To calm down the situation, the president and
      his cohorts promised that there will be palliative measures to make
      the new policy bearable for the citizens. A committee was set up to
      monitor the reinvestment of the total subsidy savings which is the
      amount accruable to the government and creation of some empowerment
      programmes for the citizens. Many citizens believed the government or
      rather gave the government an element of doubt. However, less than two
      months after the promise by the government to put in place some
      palliative measures, the president disclosed that the promise cannot
      be fulfilled because the government cannot provide the palliative
      measures. Expectedly, many people were shocked for the rescinding of
      the promise. However, it is an evidence that human beings are not
      trustworthy; only God is trustworthy and faithful in keeping His
      In whom do you put your trust? No matter how affluent a man is, he is
      not reliable. He can disappoint at any time. Put your total trust in
      God. He alone will not and cannot rescind His promise. Indeed,
      faithful is the Lord that has called us, and He will certainly fulfil
      His promises. "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust
      in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in
      princes" (Psalm 118:8-9 NIV).
      In His service,
      Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

      Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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