Trust Not in the Arm of the Flesh

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

Below are excerpts of the State of the Union address Monday night. There is so much more in the speech,(link above in the title) but these are some that brought much concern. I let the Lord speak for himself…

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

The Excerpts


  • we must trust in the ability of free people to make wise decisions…
  • To build a prosperous future, we must trust people with their own money…
  • …we need to earn their trust…
  • The people’s trust in their government…
  • On housing, we must trust Americans …
  • To build a future of quality health care, we must trust patients and doctors…
  • On education, we must trust students…
  • On trade, we must trust American workers to compete with anyone in the world…
  • To build a future of energy security, we must trust in the creative genius of American researchers and entrepreneurs…
  • To keep America competitive into the future, we must trust in the skill of our scientists and engineers…
  • On matters of science and life, we must trust in the innovative spirit of medical researchers…
  • On matters of justice, we must trust in the wisdom of our founders…
  • we must trust in the good heart of the American people and empower them to serve their neighbors in need…
  • …We trust that people, when given the chance, will choose a future of freedom and peace…
  • By trusting the people, our founders wagered that a great and noble nation could be built on the liberty that resides in the hearts of all men and women. By trusting the people, succeeding generations transformed our fragile young democracy into the most powerful nation on earth and a beacon of hope for millions. And so long as we continue to trust the people, our nation will prosper, our liberty will be secure and the state of our union will remain strong. So tonight, with confidence in freedom’s power, and trust in the people, let us set forth to do their business.

Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.


Psalms 40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Pres GWB says ***In the work ahead, we must be guided by the philosophy that made our nation great. As Americans, we believe in the power of individuals to determine their destiny and shape the course of history. We believe that the most reliable guide for our country is the collective wisdom of ordinary citizens. So in all we do, we must trust in the ability of free people to make wise decisions, and empower them to improve their lives and their futures.

Pres GWB says ***In neighborhoods across our country, there are boys and girls with dreams –
and a decent education is their only hope of achieving them.

Psalms 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
Psalms 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Psalms 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

Pres GWB says ***Yet building a prosperous future for our citizens also depends on confronting enemies abroad and advancing liberty in troubled regions of the world.

Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

2 Kings 18:20 Thou sayest, (but they are but vain words,) I have counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?

Pres GWB says ***Yet in this war on terror, there is one thing we and our enemies agree on: In the long run, men and women who are free to determine their own destinies will reject terror and refuse to live in tyranny.

Pres GWB says ***And that is why, for the security of America and the peace of the world, we are spreading the hope of freedom. (see Psalm 146:3-5 above)

Pres GWB says ***And tonight in this hallowed chamber…

Pres GWB says ***I assured leaders from both sides that America will do, and I will do, everything we can to help them achieve a peace agreement that defines a Palestinian state by the end of this year. The time has come for a Holy Land where a democratic Israel and a democratic Palestine live side-by-side in peace.

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD forever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
Isaiah 26:5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

Pres GWB says ***So America is using its influence to build a freer, more hopeful and more compassionate world. This is a reflection of our national interest and the calling of our conscience.

Pres GWB says***The secret of our strength, the miracle of America, is that our greatness lies not in our government, but in the spirit and determination of our people. (Isaiah26:3-5 above)

and the last quote from Mr. Bush…God Bless America

Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Psalms 118:8-17

8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.



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