What is Trust?

These people in Britain are considered the most trustworthy:

•Television news readers
•The ordinary man/woman in the street
and these the least:
•Civil Servants
•Managers in the NHS
•Charity chief executives
•Trade union officials
•Local councillors
•Business leaders
•Estate agents
•Government ministers
•Politicians generally
The English word trust derives from some of these words:
•Old Norse: treysta: “to rely on”
•Norse: traustr: “Strong”
•Old High German: trost “faithful”
•Gothic: trausti “alliance”
•Old English: treowian: "to believe”
•German: trost "comfort”
In short, it means ‘to rely on a strong, faithful ally, believing they will comfort’.
Hence Psalm 146 says 'Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save', but Proverbs says 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding'.