Arm of Flesh

Who do you Trust?

If you do not trust God, you will inevitably trust someone or something else. God will then put you under the care of the one you trust, rather than His own.

~ Rabbi Bahya ben Joseph ibn Paquda

Bahya ben Joseph ibn Paquda was a Jewish philosopher and rabbi who lived at Zaragoza, Al-Andalus in the first half of the eleventh century. He is often referred to as Rabbeinu Bachya.

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It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
Psalm 118:8

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Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Jeremiah 17:5

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O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.
2 Nephi 4:34

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Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.
2 Nephi 28:31

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– Tom Irvine

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