Great Faith

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Faith is not just believing in God, it’s believing that “He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Hebrews 11:1, says “Now faith is the substance (assurance) of things hoped for, the evidence (conviction, confidence) of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:8, says, “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Think about it. Leaving all you have come to know for 75 years. But that’s not all, they were leaving not knowing where they were going, what they were going to do when they got there, or who they were going to see.

Why would they do that? FAITH is the answer. Abraham didn’t question, because the instructions came from God. His response was, “When would you like me to leave, Lord?” That’s faith. That’s trust in God. It says, “I don’t know all about what’s involved in doing this, but I know WHO is telling me to do it!” That’s faith in action! That is a positive response to God. That is taking God at His word. You see, faith doesn’t question, faith DOES! It is not just believing in God, it’s believing that “He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Heb. 11:6).

Can we have that kind of faith today? Yes, we can. God has spoken to us, not directly, but through His Word. Thus, “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10: 17). When we hear God speaking to us through His word, we either believe it or reject Him. We either trust Him or we don’t. We either do what He says, or we don’t. Therefore, the faith that saves is the faith that obeys (Heb. 7:9), and the faith that keeps one saved is the faith that obeys (1 Pet. 1:5). Think on these things.

Dennis Abernathy

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