John 10:34-38 …” Jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him”…
There are so many advantages in believing, not only in the Spiritual realm, but also in the mortal realm as well. For example, if a parent told his or her child to not play with the electrical outlets, because of the dangers of electrical shock, the child that believes will live a much safer life than the child that has to see it for him or herself. Finding out the hard way is always a risky, and sometimes fatal mistake, but to those unfortunate souls that do not have the ability to just believe, the hard way would then be their only option.
In the Scripture above, we hear a compelling argument put forth by the LORD to those religious leaders of their day, in telling them first off what was already written in their law. He reminds them of the fact that the Scriptures cannot be broken, and those that believe the works of what is in the Law, they will at least know. This leads us to our first reason to believe in GOD, and that would be so that we would know Him for what He is, and what He wants from us.
John 20:28-31 …” And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name”…
Here is another compelling statement that our LORD made, not to the religious leaders of His day, but to His own Disciple! Some have said in the past that seeing is believing, but this goes back to those children that have to find things out the hard way. For example, the fire will burn you, and to those looking at the blisters on their hands, they now truly believe that the fire will burn them.Our LORD said that those that believe without seeing are blessed, and this leads us to our second reason why believing God is so necessary, and that would be for the sole reason of being blessed.
We cannot see God, nor can we figure Him out in our little mortal minds. One thing is for sure, and according to what Jesus told us Himself, we can believe Him even if we don’t see Him, and we are truly blessed when we do. Believing “in” God, and just believing God can be to our advantage if we know the difference. For example, the Bible tells us that whoever doesn’t have their name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, will be thrown into the Lake of Fire!
If someone believes “in” God, this could prompt them to believe in a God that will not throw anyone in a lake of fire, because they believe “in” a God of love, and this would be according to their own understanding as to what love is. On the other hand, those that just believe God make dead sure their names are written, because they know that the Scriptures cannot be broken, and they are blessed because they find life through His name!
1 John 3:23-24 …” And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandments. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us”.
Everyone that believes God will take this verse to heart and not stray too far from it. We believe yes, but exactly what to believe and what to couple it with, has to come from the Spirit of God. The real reason to believe anything is simply to avoid being wrong. The question is naturally, if we believe God, how could we possibly go wrong? The counter question is, if we don’t believe God, who can we believe?
Sometimes it’s hard to believe our own eyes, and wonder if our eyes are deceiving us. Other times we take great stock in something we think we believe, but in the bitter end, we find out that we are victims of either a cruel joke, or a wicked scam. To believe in God the way we are meant to, is to do it the way the Scriptures command us to, and that would be to believe on the name of our LORD Jesus Christ. To believe that the love we have one for another is in accordance to His will, and this would be the third and final reason to believe God, and that is simply because it is His will.