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by Wayne Blank
"Trust" is used to translate a number of original words of the Holy Scriptures; in the Old Testament the Hebrew words (pronounced) kaw-saw, baw-tawkh, and mib-tawkh, all of which mean to take refuge in, and in the New Testament the Greek words (pronounced) el-pid-zo, meaning to expect, or to confide in, pie-tho, meaning to convince, and pist-yoo-oh, meaning to have faith in.
Trust in God versus Trust In Man
From a religious perspective, trusting in man means to rely upon humans as though they were the ultimate power, whereas trusting in God means to "trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men":
"Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him." (Proverbs 30:5 KJV)
Trust in man as the ultimate source of security is a "heart that departeth from The Lord":
"It is better to trust in The Lord than to put confidence in man" (Psalm 118:8 KJV)
Fact Finder: Which of The Ten Commandments (see also The First Commandment, The Second Commandment, The Third Commandment, The Fourth Commandment, The Fifth Commandment, The Sixth Commandment, The Seventh Commandment, The Eighth Commandment, The Ninth Commandment and The Tenth Commandment) is a factor in all of the other Commandments that deal with relations between humans (Commandments One to Four deal with man's relationship to God, Commandments Five to Ten deal with man's relationship to man)?