Faith Towards God
6 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.
In order for you to have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, you had to have a basic level of faith in the salvation message that you heard. Based on this faith you responded and then received the miracle of the new birth. Therefore, the life of the believer must be one that is faith based. As you develop spiritually, so should your level of faith.
The life of the believer is one that is also filled with challenges and obstacles. If someone told you that when you accepted Christ, everything would have been just nice and peachy, you were told a horrible lie. Hence, the situations and problems will start to come your way; but the key to getting your victory in the circumstances is your response. You can respond in one of two ways, either out of fear (which is the devil’s version of faith), or in faith towards God.
A fearful response gives way to compromise and complaining, otherwise known as murmuring. This response is definitely not the right one. Because it shows that you do not believe that the LORD is big enough or powerful enough to deliver you out of your situation. Murmuring is the prayer of the unbeliever; it is also the root of rebellion. Murmuring is definitely heard by the LORD. However, this activity, being driven by fear serves only to displease the LORD.
And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would God we had died in this wilderness!
8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. 9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
This scripture came forth based on the report that the spies brought back to Moses after they searched out the promise land into which they were supposed to enter. Ten of the twelve spies came back with a report that generated fear in the people. The fear was then converted into murmuring and the next step would have been rebellion.
We will all have challenges in this life. But we must exercise our faith in these trying times and rise up and believe that our God is more than able to deliver us from our present situation. We must exercise Faith towards God. We must also be fully convinced that the LORD will indeed reward them that diligently seek Him.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;