Uncovering the Truth: Distrust Is Not a Sin
Every day I read Biblegateway’s verse of the day and the chapter that it comes from so that God will guide me in my life (See my post on Esther 6-8). On June 26, 2019, the verse of the day came from Leviticus 19.
I learned that it is not a sin to distrust people from Leviticus 19:15: “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly" (NIV). To judge someone fairly without partiality and favoritism means use the same measure and do not act like someone does not do something unloving.
People often criticize me for distrusting others because they display certain signs of hatred. People often tell me that I am rigid because of this. While I know that the same action does not always signify the same intention because everyone expresses themselves differently, that does not mean to ignore warning signs of hatred to come and protect myself. If people give me a reasons to distrust them, it is usually because they have done something hateful that will eventually explode and harm me. God only calls me to trust Him (Proverbs 3:5). People generally want to be trusted because they know that they are doing something hateful, and God does not want us to follow hatred (Leviticus 19:17). In fact, it is idolatry to trust humans as if they were God. This concept of trust as love is simply another human creation to make people feel good, not a biblical commandment.