The Consequences of Trusting in Man

When we trust man and not the Lord, there are consequences. Jeremiah wrote,
Thus says the LORD:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the LORD.
For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
In a salt land which is not inhabited.”
(Jeremiah 17:5-6)
Depart from the Lord and be like a shrub in the desert, living in an abandoned place so that when good happens in other places, you do not experience it. Living in an uninhabited salt land does not sound very desirable.
Never forsake the Lord, and do not put your trust in man, but trust in God.

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