1 Peter 1:9 The reward for trusting him (the Lord) will be the salvation of your souls. (NLT)
It is not unusual for people to find it difficult to trust others. People will let you down when you need them the most. Many people put their trust in politicians for help. Many people put their trust in their finances. Often, people will put their trust in pastors and/or preachers. When you put your trust in humans, you can expect to be let down because humans aren’t perfect. Psalm 118:8 tells us It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. To trust someone is to be confident that they will do what they say they will do. It is believing in their ability to do what they say. There is one we all can trust. We can trust Him to forever do what he says. He is able to save our souls and provide our needs. 1 Peter 1:9 states; The reward for trusting him (the Lord) will be the salvation of your souls. The Greek word translated souls is often a reference to the whole person. When we trust the Lord with our lives (whole heart) we can expect to receive the reward of salvation. By putting our trust in the LORD there is no danger in being let down. A reward is something given in recognition of one’s service, effort, or achievement. Trust God and your reward will be the salvation of your soul which is our greatest benefit.