The Walking Dead Rick and Tyreese

Something we learn from The Walking Dead comics and TV show is that the scariest part of the Zombie Apocalypse isn’t the Zombies, it’s people. People who change. Who make choices that reveal the innermost thoughts of their minds — thoughts that are scary.

Zombies have no thoughts. They, strangely, can be trusted. There is no deception in them. They want to eat you. What’s scary is deception. Is not knowing who can be trusted. It’s the ability to lie.

Shane became scary because he lied and lured Rick into the woods to kill him. A man who Rick counted as his best friend. Why? Because Shane wanted Rick’s wife. A Zombie couldn’t and wouldn’t do that.

The thing is, people are scary whether in or out of a Zombie Apocalypse. We are scary because of our ability to lie and deceive. We are dangerous because of this ability. And, really, we are not to be trusted — not 100%. Even Christ knew that.

Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him. But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew human nature. No one needed to tell him what mankind is really like. ~ John 2:23-25 NLT

We are not to trust in each other because we’re human. Humans are imperfect. We are flawed and given to acts of evil. However, there is someone we are to trust in.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT

There is no deception in the Lord. He loves us even though he knows we are not to be trusted and all he asks is that we cling to him and let him guide us. That we set aside our human thoughts and follow his thoughts.

Note: This is not to say we are never to grant trust to others, but that we are not to trust in them.