Jesus said, “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46)…
Faith provides a certainty about things we cannot see. Many Old Testament saints exemplified this faith and Hebrews 11 applauds many of these, holding them up for an example.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for that we accept and believe, in spite of any and all feelings or evidence to the contrary, which belief (faith) is entirely based upon the trustworthiness and reliability of both God and His Word.
Faith is also evident as we take action, based upon our belief in God and the truth of God’s Word, that is sustained by the confidence that when God promises us something God will keep that promise.
1 John 5:14-15
Confidence and Compassion in Prayer
“14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
2 Corinthians 1:20
“For all the promises of God in Him (Jesus) are yea, and in Him Amen unto the glory of God by us.”
Thur, August 19
by Dr Ed Young
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
— Hebrews 11:1
The men and women whose names are listed in Hebrews 11 were sure of the promises of God.
They were sure that God is good, and they were confident that He would be true to His character.
The word “assurance” is like having a “title deed.”
By faith, we have the title deed that is signed, sealed and delivered, that the promises of God will be fulfilled.
What are some of these?
The promise of Heaven, the promise of a new earth, the promise of a new life.
We can just “book it” that God will keep His word. We have the title deed, and that comes to us by faith.
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