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Learn to always put your trust in God

POSTED: October 11, 2010 3:58 p.m.
We are taught in God’s word that faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Heb 11:6).
We are also told how to get faith, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom 10:17).
Some people have a misunderstanding about faith. They think faith amounts only to believing in God. While this is a necessary part of faith, there is more involved.
Abraham was a great man of faith, notice what was said of him: “…Abraham believed God….” He did as God commanded. When he was told to leave the people of his father, he went.
When he was told to offer Issac on Mt. Moriah, the Bible says “And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him” (Gen.22: 3). He had faith that God would take care of his son.
The writer of Hebrews said of Abraham, “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure” (Heb. 11:17—19). This is the kind of faith that one must have before they can learn to trust in God.
When one learns to trust in God, then this life is easier to live. The world worries itself into frenzy over many different things. Some worry about money, to the point that it becomes the focal point of their life. They will do whatever is necessary to gain their “fortune.”
The Bible has much to say about this problem. “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (I Tim. 6:10).
This quest for riches can cause one to leave God out of their life completely, thinking they are the one who is doing everything. Well might they remember the parable of the foolish rich man found in Luke 12:26-21. God is the one that enables us to have the health and mind to go about our day to day life.
The heart must be Christ-centered. If one persists in trusting in the riches of this life rather than Christ, he will find himself with nothing on the day of judgment. “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matt. 16:26)
Generations are being reared to believe that man has all the answers. This false idea makes it difficult for religious teaching to be accepted. Thousands, even millions search for peace and happiness by there own means, not realizing that only in Christ is true peace and happiness to be found.
Jeremiah wrote these words, “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jer. 10:23). If man trusts only in his steps how will he be guided?
There will be no moral or ethical direction for him to follow. As in the days of the Judges “…every man will do what is right in his own eyes” (Judg. 21:25).
Friends, we must learn to trust in God and His promises.

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