And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him
To be a king’s man:
- One must have faith to start with.
- One must believe or trust in God and his ability to act in a proper and trustworthy way.
- One must believe that God is reliable in dealing with our issues.
- Before one can march out as a soldier for the battle one must have complete confidence in the great qualities, fairness, truth, honor and ability of the leader (Jesus Christ).
Faith is one of those things that is made up of the following : confidence, trust, reliance, assurance, conviction, and belief. Put them all together and you have what should be known as faith.
So we can say with confidence, “The lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6)
- Belief in own abilities
- Self assurance or a belief in your ability to succeed
- Belief or trust in somebody, or in the ability of somebody or something to act in a proper , trustworthy, or reliable manner
Trust in the lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)
- Confidence in and reliance on good qualities, especially fairness, truth, honor, or ability
“But blessed are those who trust in the lord and have made the lord their hope and confidence. (Jeremiah 17:7)
- Dependence on another person or on something such as a service or a device
- The need for something that he, she, or it provides
For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. (Colossians 1:27)
He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong. (Titus 1:9)
- A belief or opinion that is held firmly
- Acceptance by the mind that something is true or real, often underpinned by an emotional or spiritual sense of certainty
So we should be able to say if we are truly the king’s men then we:
- Have Complete Confidence in God
- Trust God with our lives
- Rely completely on God
- Have Assurance that God is alive and that He love us
- Have a firm conviction in Father God’s Word or Words regard us
- Have a solid Belief in Who He is and what He says
Questions to ponder!
- Did the soldiers have confidence in David?
- Do you really have confidence in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
- Did the soldiers trust David?
- Do you trust the Lord Jesus?
- Could the soldiers rely on David?
- Do you really rely on Jesus with your whole heart, do you know what that means?
- Did the soldiers need assurances from David before going into battle?
- In your everyday life do you need assurance from God before tackling the day’s activity?
- What were the conviction level of the soldiers regarding David?
- Did the soldiers believe in David?
- Do you really believe on the name of Jesus?
- Do you have confidence in God?
- Do you really trust him?
- Can you really rely on God?
- Do you feel that God needs to give you assurances of blessings?
- What is your conviction level regarding God?
- What is your real opinion in regards to God?
- Do you really believe that God exist?
So How’ s your faith after pondering these question?
Remember, “it is impossible to please God without Faith!“
Proverbs 22:20, 21 “To make sure your foundation is trust in God, I’m giving you thirty sterling principles-tested guidelines to live by. Believe me–these are truths that work, and will keep you accountable to those who sent you.” (MSG)
- Don’t walk on the poor just because they’re poor, and don’t use your position to crush the weak,
Because God will come to their defense; the life you took, he’ll take from you and give back to them. (Pr. 22:22, 23)
- Don’t hang out with angry people; don’t keep company with hotheads.
Bad temper is contagious–don’t get infected. (Pr. 22:24, 25)
- Don’t gamble on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hocking your house against a lucky chance.
The time will come when you have to pay up; you’ll be left with nothing but the shirt on your back. (Pr. 22:26, 27)
- Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines staked out long ago by your ancestors. (Pr. 22:28)
- Observe people who are good at their work–skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don’t take a backseat to anyone. (Pr. 22:29)
- When you go out to dinner with an influential person, mind your manners:
Don’t gobble your food, don’t talk with your mouth full.
And don’t stuff yourself; bridle your appetite. (Pr. 23:1-3)
- Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich; restrain yourself! Riches disappear in the blink of an eye; wealth sprouts wings and flies off into the wild blue yonder. (Pr. 23:4, 5)
- Don’t accept a meal from a tightwad; don’t expect anything special.
He’ll be as stingy with you as he is with himself; he’ll say, “Eat! Drink!” but won’t mean a word of it.
His miserly serving will turn your stomach when you realize the meal’s a sham. (Pr. 23:6-8)
- Don’t bother talking sense to fools; they’ll only poke fun at your words. (Pr. 23:9)
- Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines or cheat orphans out of their property,
For they have a powerful Advocate who will go to bat for them. (Pr. 23:10-11)
- Give yourselves to disciplined instruction; open your ears to tested knowledge. (Pr. 23:12)
- Don’t be afraid to correct your young ones; a spanking won’t kill them.
A good spanking, in fact, might save them from something worse than death. (Pr. 23:13, 14)
- Dear child, if you become wise, I’ll be one happy parent.
My heart will dance and sing to the tuneful truth you’ll speak. (Pr. 23:15, 16)
- Don’t for a minute envy careless rebels; soak yourself in the Fear-of-God–
That’s where your future lies.
Then you won’t be left with an armload of nothing. (Pr. 23:17, 18)
- Oh listen, dear child–become wise; point your life in the right direction.
Don’t drink too much wine and get drunk; don’t eat too much food and get fat.
Drunks and gluttons will end up on skid row, in a stupor and dressed in rags. (Pr. 23:19-21)
- Listen with respect to the father who raised you, and when your mother grows old, don’t neglect her.
Buy truth–don’t sell it for love or money; buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight.
Parents rejoice when their children turn out well; wise children become proud parents.
So make your father happy! Make your mother proud. (Pr. 23:22-25)
- Dear child, I want your full attention; please do what I show you. A whore is a bottomless pit; a loose woman can get you in deep trouble fast.
She’ll take you for all you’ve got; she’s worse than a pack of thieves. (Pr. 23:26-28)
- Who are the people who are always crying the blues?
Who do you know who reeks of self-pity?
Who keeps getting beat up for no reason at all?
Whose eyes are bleary and bloodshot?
It’s those who spend the night with a bottle, for whom drinking is serious business. (Pr. 29-35)
- Don’t envy bad people; don’t even want to be around them.
All they think about is causing a disturbance; all they talk about is making trouble. (Pr. 24:1, 2)
- It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation;
It takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies. (Pr. 24:3, 4)
- It’s better to be wise than strong; intelligence outranks muscle any day.
Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win,k you need a lot of good counsel. (Pr. 24:5, 6)
- Wise conversation is way over the head of fools; in a serious discussion they haven’t a clue. (Pr. 24:7)
- The person who’s always cooking up some evil soon gets a reputation as prince of rogues.
Fools incubate sin; cynics desecrate beauty. (Pr. 24:8, 9)
- If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place. (Pr. 24:10)
- Rescue the perishing; don’t hesitate to step in and help.
If you say, “Hey, that’s none of my business,” will that get you off the hook?
Someone is watching you closely, you know–
Someone not impressed with weak excuses. (Pr. 24:11, 12)
- Eat honey, dear child–it’s good for you–and delicacies that melt in your mouth.
Likewise knowledge, and wisdom for your soul–
Get that and your future’s secured, your hope is on solid rock. (Pr. 24:13, 14)
- Don’t interfere with wood people’s lives; don’t try to get the best of them.
No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don’t stay down long;
Soon they’re up on their feet, while the wicked end up flat on their faces. (Pr. 24:15, 16)
- Don’t laugh when your enemy falls; don’t crow over his collapse.
God might see, and become very provoked, and then take pity on his plight. (Pr. 24:17, 18)
- Don’t bother your head with braggarts or wish you could succeed like the wicked.
Those people have no future at all; they’re headed down a dead-end street. (Pr. 24:19, 20)
- Fear God, dear child-respect your leaders; don’t be defiant or mutinous.
Without warning your life can turn upside down, and who knows how or when it might happen? (Pr. 24:21, 22)