Saved Sinners Honouring God
Nothing a soul does in this world honours God more than to BELIEVE HIM.
God says, “For by it (faith) the elders obtained a good report” (Hebrews 11:2).
Again, “But without faith it is impossible to please him” (Hebrews 11:6).
Our Lord told the woman of Canaan whose daughter was vexed with a devil that she had great faith.
The other side of the coin is this – to not believe God concerning the record that He gave of His Son – and that is to make Him a liar.
“He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.”
(1 John 5:10)
What is it to believe God in this world?
To trust Him?
To commit your eternal soul into His hand?
Is it something to take lightly?
Is faith something we are to put in a low place in the matter of salvation?
The Scriptures answer these questions for us.
Abraham “was strong in faith giving glory to God” (Romans 4:20).
He did not consider his body, or the deadness of Sara’s womb – he BELIEVED GOD’S PROMISE.
The word of God says, we walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham. The apostle said, “For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him” (2nd Timothy 1:12).
Oh, my dear brethren, how God honoring it is to believe God, to walk by faith and not by sight. To not dispute with God over the way he saves sinners, through the DOING and DYING of His darling Son in the room and stead of His people. Of His bearing our sins in His own body on the tree, so that God would “be just and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus” (Romans 3:26).
To believe God is to not dispute with Him over His word!
It is to not argue with Him over His dealings with you in this world, to be able to say “It is the Lord let him do what seemeth good” (1st Samuel 3:18).
Faith not only “obtains a good report” from our heavenly Father, but also gives a good report of our heavenly Father.
We speak as highly and honourably and as gloriously as we can of Our Covenant God.
We attribute the whole of our salvation to Him, from alpha to omega.
Faith will not allow us to look to any feeling, any work, any deed; it has ONE OBJECT – Christ Jesus the Lord.
By Donald Bell