The UK government has been under scrutiny for stating its intention to break international law for the sake of a greater principle. It is not our place to criticise, but we do well to examine our own personal attitude to ‘trust’.

The Bible says that it is better not to promise than to break a promise.

Better not to vow than to vow and not pay

Ecclesiastes 5:5

But which of us has never broken a promise, sometimes even knowingly. And worse still, have we made ‘fake promises’?

One of the ten commandments is:

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour

Exodus 20:16

In contrast to us, God is

the God of truth’

Isaiah 65:16

He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He

Deuteronomy 32:4

And He cannot lie, so His promises are sure and certain:

…in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began

Titus 1:2

So whether we can trust ourselves or trust other people, we can have no doubt whatsoever that we can trust God. In this world of uncertainty and ‘fake information’ that is surely something to cling hold of.

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