For all the things that the Lord did for the Israelites, they rejected Him again and again. Consider Nunmbers 14:11: “Then the Lord said to Moses: How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?”
Sometimes we hear people say, “If I had lived during the time of Christ, I would have believed!” Would we have? Listen to the words of Jesus to those who saw all the miracles He did: “If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead”(Luke 16:31).
There is never enough evidence for the person who believes in self instead of Jesus. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Jeremiah 10:23 declares, “O Lord, I know the way ofman is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.”
The problem is that we trust self instead of Christ. Self-trust is behind all our discontents, and it is why the Bible repeatedly tells us to put our faith and trust in Jesus-so that He can help us! Overcoming self means letting go of self and believing in Jesus alone.