標 題： 信心得神喜悅
經 節： 人非有信，就不能得神的喜悅；因為到神面前來的人必須信有神，且信祂賞賜那尋求祂的人。（希伯來書十一章6節）
without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must
believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Your relationship with God is largely
determined by your faith. When you come to Him, you must believe that He exists
and that He is exactly who He has revealed Himself to be in Scriptures. You
must also believe that He will respond to you when you earnestly seek Him.
Without this kind of faith, you cannot please God. Regardless of the morality
of your life, the good works you perform, the words you speak, or the
sacrifices you make for His sake, if you do not have faith, you will not please
Him. It can be tempting to substitute religious activity for faith in God.
Christians may claim they are being “good stewards” of their resources when, in
fact, they are wanting to walk by sight rather than by faith (Heb. 11:1). They
may refuse to do what God tells them unless they can see all the resources in
You may say, “I love God, but I just have
difficulty trusting Him.” Then you are not pleasing to Him. You cannot struggle
at the core of your relationship with God and still enjoy a vibrant fellowship
with Him! Faith does not eliminate problems. Faith keeps you in a trusting
relationship with God in the midst of your problems. Faith has to do with your
relationship with God, not your circumstances. Some may say, “I’m not much of a
person of faith. I am more of a practical person!” Yet you will never do
anything more practical than to place your trust in the Lord! Nothing is more
secure or certain than that which you entrust to God.