During his time on Earth, Jesus trusted no-one but God.
He lived in very close quarters with his disciples and other followers, but scripture tells us that he trusted none of them because he knew what was in their heart.
He taught them, yes.
He shared meals with them, yes.
He spent most of his days and nights with them, yes.
He even equipped them to go on missions to preach the Word, heal the sick, and cast out demons, but he didn’t trust any of them.
He knew what was in their heart.
He knew their weaknesses.
If you’re wise like Jesus, you’ll also trust no-one but God. You can function as born-again believers within greater society and within your circle of believers without having to trust anyone. The minute you let your guard down and reveal things that are meant to remain between you and God, you set yourself up for betrayal.
There is a reason why God emphasizes in scripture that he will never leave us or betray us. It’s his warning that everyone else WILL eventually betray us, one way or another. Judas Iscariot wasn’t the only disciple to betray Jesus on the night of his arrest: They all did.
Let your best friend be Jesus and your father be God. Give them all your confidences. Give none to anyone else.
Trust no human, not your spouse, not your children, not even your parents or grandparents or great-grandparents, not your siblings, not your cousins, not your aunts, not your uncles. Trust none of them, because Jesus says that those under your own roof – those in your own family – will be your worst enemies.
Confess your sins to one another (as Paul advises us to do), but share your heart’s desires with no-one but God and Jesus.