Today’s scripture(s) verse:
Now without faith it is impossible to please God, since the one who draws near to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Jesus send Paul…to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
FAITH: is Taking God at His Word – and leaving the consequences to Rest upon His Faithfulness.
Faith is a simple thing. It is something we exercise every day. The average driver thinks nothing of going 55 miles per hour down a highway 20 feet behind another car. When they approach a red light, each driver applies his brakes in full faith expecting them to work and stop their car. We continuously live by faith. We trust our employers will give us a paycheck at the end of the week. We trust the labels on the canned goods at the grocery store. We trust the bank with our money and doctors with our lives in surgery. Yet, somehow–when we come to the bible–we lose all of our common sense. Some people say, “I believe!” but when asked what they believe they don’t know. Some have become so confused that they have put their faith in faith. They think if they just believe hard enough, things will come true. Others have made faith a work. They say; “Salvation is not a gift because you have to believe.” This is foolishness. Believing is not a work. God gives each man a measure of faith, so it’s free. Salvation is a free gift from God Himself. My faith (believing) is well said in Romans 10:17, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” People can’t find their faith and believe because they can’t read the bible. They can read, but they won’t. They are afraid they might find the truth, then they would not be able to participate in this sinful world. The devil blinds the lost, and you are going to have to fight to break free, the Word of God is how you do that. God Bless, Amen.