How do we know a person really trust God?
Is it an indication of trust in God when a person is saying that he knows God and serving Him?
How did the Bible explain the characters and qualities of the people who are really trustful to God? What will be the benefits if we put our trusts in the Lord God?
The Bible tells that if there is someone who knows who really trust God, it is God Himself. (Nah 1:7) Godis good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.
To give an example, Jesus explains that the people who really trust God are known to God. God knows who are His people, and His people trust in Him. He calls them His sheep, because they were likened into sheeps who recognize their true pastor. (John 10 : 2 – 4, 14) But he who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. The doorkeeper opens to him, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him. For they know his voice.
God puts His sheep into one fold and there they have only one pastor, and that pastor is Christ Himself, and the fold is the church which He built. (Acts 20:28) Therefore take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God which He has purchased with His own blood.
There are clear signs of recognition for those whom God knows to be His true servants and worshipers. They are the ones who truly put trust in the Lord and turn away from any form of wickedness. (2 Tim. 2 : 19) Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal: ” The Lord knew those who are His.” And, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity!” .
Like David, a King and a servant of God, a true servant possess true hope, and faith in the almighty power of God. They do not put trust on themselves alone, but to God. (Psalms 118 : 8 – 9) It is better to trust in the LORD than to depend on people. It is better to trust in the LORD than to depend on human leaders.
How did the Bible explain the attributes of people who really put trust in the mighty name of God?
The Bible states this, (Jer. 17 : 7 -8) Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and the Lord is his trust. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters; it sends out its roots by the river, and it shall not fear when the heat comes, but its foliage shall be green; and he is not worried in the year of drought, nor will it cease from yielding fruit.
People who truly trust God don’t fear anything, nor they are afraid of what will come. They put their trust and hope in God, and like a plant, they will never stop from giving fruits, even in the time of droughts. Their faith and trust in the Lord makes them strong, and keep their principles towards serving Him.
And like Paul said, (Col. 2:7) rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. They are strong because there is a strong foundation of faith in them, that is, the words of God are deeply rooted in the inner being. The presence of the teachings coming from the words of God makes them immovable by anything.
Like Mount Zion, the hope of people who trust God cannot be moved. (Psalms 125:1) Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which can never be shaken, never be moved. (Psalms 112:7-8) He is not afraid of receiving bad news; his faith is strong, and he trusts in the LORD. He is not worried or afraid; he is certain to see his enemies defeated.
And like the branches of the trees, they will continue to bear fruits, since they are connected from the tree. (John 15:4-6) They will continue to bear good fruits, and yield good deeds and holiness, because they walk according to His teachings, commandments and His will.
What awaits those who really put trust in the Lord?
Fear of God and trust are some of the requirements for salvation. The Bible clearly says that salvation awaits those who really trust the Lord. (Prov. 29 : 25) It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the LORD, you are safe.
There are many stories in the Bible that tell us about the people of God who received God’s mercy and salvation because of their unyielding trust in Him. Not only do they experienced God’s physical or material salvation from the hands of their enemies, but now spiritual salvation awaits them.
Among them are David, Job and the likes, whom stories were written for us as an example to motivate and inspire us today on how we can firmly hold on with our faith.
These characters left us some inspiring teachings to lead us in our spiritual journey.
David says, (Psalms 37 : 4 – 5) Seek your happiness in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desire. Give yourself to the LORD; trust in him, and he will help you.
And from Job, (Job 4 : 6) Is not your reverence your hope? Is not your hope the uprightness of your ways? (Job 2:3) “Did you notice my servant Job?” the LORD asked. “There is no one on earth as faithful and good as he is. He worships me and is careful not to do anything evil. You persuaded me to let you attack him for no reason at all, but Job is still as faithful as ever.”
Servants who truly trust God never cease to give glory, honor and veneration. They give praise and thanksgiving to God. (Psalms 52:8-9) But I am like an olive tree growing in the house of God; I trust in his constant love forever and ever. I will always thank you, God, for what you have done; in the presence of your people I will proclaim that you are good.