Faith (Bible Tag 4)
Faith is a vast topic. James' remarks regarding those who doubt reveal the significance of faith in the Christian life; they should anticipate nothing from the Lord until they ask in faith, without doubting (James 1:6).
Faith is generated by us but is the fruit of a growing relationship with him. Only as a result of Christ's abundant supply for us can our faith be exercised.
Abraham exemplifies faith-based obedience. When he was summoned, he swiftly and wholly complied with unquestioned trust. He had no idea where he was heading, but he was "assured of getting" the place as an inheritance. God had informed him this, and because the divine word was so real, he did not hesitate to give up certainties at home for what appeared to be uncertainties because God's Word was the most certain reality in his life.
Faith is an upward attitude. We are to "come near," making constant use of our access. We must do it with a true heart, complete sincerity, and full trust-based confidence. Our hearts are "sprinkled with an evil conscience" (Hebrews 10:22).
Faith comes from hearing the Word. It is the confident anticipation of receiving relief and rescue. The Word produces faith in every case where it exists. (Rom. 10:14–17)
The crux of the situation is trusting Jesus to do what we cannot do for ourselves. It is accepting Him as our daily, hourly, and momentary as Savior from the power of sin, just as we accepted Him as our Savior from its guilt.
Christ takes on all responsibilities. Our only role is to submit ourselves to Him and trust Him implicitly. . Just keep telling Him, "I trust you, I trust you." And you will discover that your faith will develop tremendously. Trust Him with your entire being, your life—every second of it, with all you are, have, or do.
It is an immense trust, yet He is deserving of it. He cannot possibly let you down in any way. He is completely trustworthy. No human words can express His merit to be trusted entirely.
The language of faith in the Bible comes from the idea of the covenant, which is especially clear in the Old Testament. To have faith in God or Jesus is to be true to a covenantal bond, which is started by God and held together by the right promises and expectations on both sides. We walk in union with God.
Jesus starts His ministry by saying, "The time has come, and the kingdom of God is near. Turn away from your sins and believe the good news" (Mark 1:15). The fact that Jesus put "repent" and "believe" together shows that the Jews he preached to needed to change their lives significantly. Jesus came to break into the sin-filled world and restore the people of Israel who broke their covenant.
Faith is not a tool for convincing ourselves that what we want is what God wants, nor is it a tool for forcing God's hand. Faith is the relational trust that allows us to walk through anything, knowing that he will hold our heart and provide us with the strength and knowledge we require.
Hebrews 11 is often called the faith chapter. When someone acted in faith, their actions did not always help them escape danger, but they gave them the confidence to persevere. The conditions may be impossible, and the repercussions unknown, yet they obeyed God's Word and trusted Him to do what is right and best.
Bible-based faith is trusting God's Word and following it with assurance, no matter the cost or outcome.
As you stitch your faith verse this week, pray for faith for yourself and those God brings to your mind. If you want more faith, simply look to God's Word.
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