(Psalm 2:12c) “…Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”
“Blessed…” using this word the Psalmist is saying, “Happy” are all of those who put “…their trust in Him.” The key word in this phrase is the word “trust.” The Hebrew word used here translated as “trust” is the word châsâh; khaw-saw’ H2620, which means to flee for protection (compare H982); figuratively to confide in: – have hope, make refuge, (put) trust.
The sad commentary of many believers today is they seek the pastor, the psychiatrist, and anyone else that might give the believer relief from doubt, fear, hyper-anxiety, and unhappiness. But in reality, the believer can be blessed (or happy) beyond anything man can do or offer the believer to find happiness; for true happiness is in the believers who “…put their trust in Him.”
Hope is the foundation; and to “trust,” or to “believe,” is the action of hope. The Apostle Paul explains this:
(Col 1:26-28) (26) “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: (27) To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: (28) Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:”
In these verses, Paul presents:
- The What: “the Mystery” (v-26)
- The Value of the Mystery (v-27), “the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
The Hope of Glory is Christ in you. Christ is the Foundation of the child of God’s Hope of Glory. Without Christ living and abiding in the child of God – first, he would not be a child of God; and secondly, he would not have the hope of glory (or being one with Christ in eternity in the Glory of God). Christ must be in a person (live and abide in) to have the hope of Glory abiding in him.
The text says, “Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” As already stated, to “trust” (or believe) is the action of hope. This phrase is not speaking directly to the sinner in the hour he first believed that Jesus Christ was his Sacrifice for his sin debt, his Substitute to receive the wrath of God in his place, or his Savior from the curse of the law (which is spiritual death or separation from God). But, the Psalmist is speaking of the regenerated child of God trusting, or believing, God’s Word of Promise daily. The Psalmist indicates the only way of happiness or being blessed is to “put their trust in Him.”
This placing, or putting, trust in Christ is a 24/7 resting in the Sufficiency of Christ to meet every need a believer has. This means a total dependence upon Christ for the child of God’s peace, protection, provision and power. This involves every facet of the believer’s daily life; whether it be for daily food, for his family, for his finances, for his health both physically and spiritually, for everything. The simple way to say this is, “If God said it in His Word, then it is truth; for God cannot lie; nor can He deny His Word. Therefore, I believe it; I trust it; I lean upon it; it is my hope.” This means that Christ is the believer’s Lord and Master; He is his Leader; He is his Teacher, Provider, Protector and Power and Deliverer, High Tower, Refuge, Shield and Buckler; for He (Christ) is the believer’s everything.
It is very easy to “trust,” or to depend upon, or lean upon, Christ when all is well with the believer. But, let resistance, or trouble, or persecution, or tribulation, or even chastisement come into the believer’s life; and then it is not easy on the flesh. The “old man,” or the flesh (where sin dwells in the person), is the culprit of doubt, deception and lust that ever abides in the believer. It is the old man, or the flesh (Rom. 7:14-24), that continually tries to lead the believer from total trust on the Promises of Christ.
However, to the dismay of the old man, he is not in control of the spirit of the believer; for now, the “new man,” or the “new creation,” is in control of the believer’s spirit. Hallelujah! The believer does not have to sin any longer. If the believer sins after Christ comes to dwell in the believer; it is because he chooses to sin. But, thank God for:
(Rom. 7:24-25) (24) “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (25) I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”
The believer has; not maybe; but, has the victory of Christ (1 Jn. 5:4) living in him. Remember, Paul said in (Col. 1:27c) “…the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Yes, dear Believer in Christ, you can be “blessed,” or “happy,” today; but, you must daily, 24/7, believe the Word of God. You must “trust,” or depend upon, lean upon, the Promises of God completely – not upon your own sufficiency; but, upon God’s Sufficiency. This means that Christ is the Head of your life; Christ is the Captain that is steering your ship; it is Christ Who sustains you in everything; and Christ is the One Whom you obey. Then, Christ is your Hope – here in this life, and in the life to come, and Happy or Blessed you are.