Thursday, January 29, 2009

Trust Me


Do not let your hearts be troubled, you trust God - trust in Me.

~John 14:1


trust (n.)
c.1200, from O.N. traust "help, confidence," from P.Gmc. *traust- (cf. O.Fris. trast, Du. troost "comfort, consolation," O.H.G. trost "trust, fidelity," Ger. Trost "comfort, consolation," Goth. trausti "agreement, alliance"). Related to O.E. treowian "to believe, trust," and treowe "faithful, trusty" (see true). Meaning "businesses organized to reduce competition" is recorded from 1877. The verb (c.1225) is from O.N. treysta "to trust." Trust-buster is recorded from 1903. Trustee in the sense of "person who is responsible for the property of another" is attested from 1653. Trustworthy is first attested 1808.
~Etymology Online

1 trust
Pronunciation: \ˈtrəst\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse traust trust; akin to Old English trēowe faithful — more at true
Date: 13th century
1 a: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something b: one in which confidence is placed
2 a: dependence on something future or contingent : hope b: reliance on future payment for property (as merchandise) delivered : credit
3 a: a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another b: a combination of firms or corporations formed by a legal agreement ; especially : one that reduces or threatens to reduce competition
4 archaic : trustworthiness
5 a (1): a charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship (2): something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another b: responsible charge or office c: care , custody
— in trust: in the care or possession of a trustee
~Merriam-Webster Online

1 comment:

steve martin said...

I wish I could. I know that I do, to a certain extent. But my trust in Him is very weak.

I'm sure it (my trust) doesn't even come close to the size of a mustard deed.

Thanks MistiPearl!

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