8354 trustworthiness

8354 trustworthiness

That quality of truthfulness and dependability which rewards faith. God is trustworthy and his people are called to be trustworthy in their dealings with other people. Scripture warns against pinning one’s hopes on people and things that will prove untrustworthy.

God is trustworthy

God’s words are trustworthy 2Sa 7:28 See also Ps 19:7; Ps 111:7; Da 2:45; 1Ti 1:15; 1Ti 4:9-10; Rev 21:5

God rewards trust in him Ps 22:4-5 See also Ps 20:6-8; Ps 21:7; Ps 125:1; Isa 25:9; 2Ti 1:12

Qualities of those who are trustworthy

Integrity in business dealings Dt 25:13-16 See also Lev 19:36; Pr 11:1; Pr 20:23; Hos 12:7; Mic 6:11

Honesty in handling money 2Ki 12:15 See also 2Ki 22:7; Lk 16:10-12

Not corrupted by greed Ex 18:21 Qualities of the elders appointed by Moses. See also 1Sa 8:3; Pr 13:11; Eze 28:18; 1Ti 3:8

Ability to keep confidences Pr 11:13 See also Pr 20:19; Pr 25:9

Truthfulness Pr 12:17 See also Pr 16:13; Zec 8:16-17; Eph 4:15,25
Pr 13:17 See also Pr 24:26; Pr 25:13; Pr 27:6

Faithfulness with what is entrusted Lk 12:48 See also Mt 25:14-27 pp Lk 19:12-23 1Co 4:1-2 See also 1Co 9:17; 1Ti 6:20; 2Ti 1:14; Jude 3

Trustworthiness required in leaders

1Pe 5:2-3 See also 1Ti 3:11 trustworthiness also required in wives of deacons (NIV text) or deaconesses (NIV footnote); Tit 1:7

Examples of people considered trustworthy

Ge 39:6 Joseph; Nu 12:7 Moses; 1Sa 27:12 David. Though trusted by Achish, David was deceiving him; 2Ki 22:5-7 pp 2Ch 34:10-12 those supervising work on the temple; Ne 13:13 Nehemiah’s treasurers; Da 6:4 Daniel; Ac 12:20 Blastus, Herod’s treasurer; 1Th 2:4 Paul, approved by God

People proving to be untrustworthy

Isa 2:22; Jer 17:5; Eze 16:15

Oneself Ps 49:13; Pr 28:26

People in positions of power Ps 146:3; Isa 20:5

Friends and family Ps 27:10; Ps 41:9; Jer 9:4; Jer 38:22; Mic 7:5

Things proving to be untrustworthy

Job 15:31 See also Job 8:13-19

Fortifications Dt 28:52; Jer 5:17

Military strength Ps 20:7; Ps 44:6; Isa 31:1; Lk 11:22

Wealth Job 31:24; Ps 52:7; Pr 11:28; Jer 48:7; Lk 12:15-20

Idols Isa 42:17; Jer 13:25; Hab 2:18

Deceptive words Ps 5:9; Jer 7:4,8; Jer 28:15

See also

1035God, faithfulness
1460truth
5412money
5556stewardship
5973unreliability
8031trust, importance
8252faithfulness, relationships
8275honesty
8304loyalty
8331reliability
8808riches

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