Trust / Belief

At a Bible study yesterday, I shared my thought about [belief vs. trust](/faith/belief.html), both of which, along with “faith,” are legitimate translations of the same word “pisteo.”

Today I realized, isn’t it interesting that we have no single word for one who trusts? There’s believer, but no “trustor.” (Even trustee, but no “trustor.”) Trust is in the heart, belief is in the head, less threatening there, I guess. We try to work things out in the head because the heart is vulnerable–that’s where faith really comes in.