Thursday, February 20, 2014


In God We Trust

It’s printed on our currency.  In God we trust, but it seems in others, maybe not so much – at least according to a recent Gallup poll.  The poll last December asked a simple question:

How would you rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in these professions – very high, high, average, low or very low?

It turns out nurses are the most trustworthy; 82% of those polled gave high or very high marks to nurses.  Pharmacists (70%) and grade school teachers (70%) also did well.  Military officers (69%) and medical doctors (69%) were close (interesting that doctors are 13% lower than nurses).  After that the numbers begin to drop.

Only 47% rated the honesty and ethical standards of pastors as high or very high (so 53% of you may want to verify the statistics I am referencing).  Day Care providers polled at 46% (and yet we leave our kids with them).  Judges received a 45% sentence.  Auto mechanics polled at only 29% (they have images to repair).

At the bottom of the professions, some that might be expected and a few surprises: Lawyers and TV reporters (20%), car salespeople (9%) and members of Congress (8%).

Trust evidently does not come easy for many of us – and when we are really honest it’s not always easy to trust God.  That’s the question we will be exploring this Sunday at Mountaintop.  How can we trust God in times of pain and suffering?

Trusting God in the darkness – when we have every reason not to – is possible when we understand something very much at the heart of God.  That’s what we will be learning and sharing on Sunday as we continue our study of Job:  Why Is God Mad At Me?.  Join us!

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