The Theme for Joyce Meyer Daily Devotionals June 22 2023 is Loving People, Trusting God.
SCRIPTURE: 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.]— John 2:24-25 (AMPC).
Jesus loved people— we see that in His interaction with people, especially His disciples. He had great fellowship with them—traveled with them, ate with them, and taught them—but He did not trust Himself totally to them. Because He knew what was in human nature.
That does not mean He didn’t trust them at all; He just didn’t open Himself up and give Himself to them in the same way He trusted God and opened Himself up to His heavenly Father. He didn’t expect them to be perfect toward Him and never disappoint Him.
We can be thankful for the example of Jesus because He shows us how we should live. We should love people, and we can trust them, but never give them the trust that belongs to God. He is always trustworthy, and He always has your best interest at heart.
Prayer of the Day: Father, thank You for the example of Jesus. I love and trust the people close to me in life, but my ultimate dependence and trust is in You. Thank You for always having my best interests at heart, amen.