Why You Should Trust in God (1 of 6) by James Merritt

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Why You Should Trust in God (1 of 6)
Dr. James Merritt
Proverbs 3:5-6 1-7-01

INTRODUCTION
1. Have you ever wondered "Why people ask why?" Here are some "Why?" questions that I think are worth asking.

Why are there Interstate highways in Hawaii? Why are there floatation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes? If a 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors? Why do they put braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM? Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways? Why is it that when you transport something by car it's called a shipment. But when you transport something by ship it's called cargo? You know that little indestructible black box that is used on airplanes-why can't they make the whole plane out of that same substance? Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address you turn down the volume on the radio? Why do they sterilize needles that they use for lethal injections? Why is abbreviation such a long word? Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? Why do they call it a TV set when you only get one? Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? -Are they afraid someone will clean them?

2. I am beginning a series of messages that I simply entitle "Why?" In this series I am going to answer six questions:

Why you should trust God
Why you should spend time with God
Why you should study the Bible
Why you should manage your time
Why you should come clean with God
Why you should be afraid of sin

3. Today I want to deal with the question, Why you should trust God? Or, I really should say, Why we should trust God? Because, quite frankly, it is always easier to tell somebody else to trust God than it is for you to trust God yourself. I heard about a little boy who was envying his older brother's new bicycle. Since he wanted a new bicycle also, he went to his big brother and asked him how to get one. Well, his older brother said that he had prayed for this bicycle and he sugg ...


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