Now Faith is… Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see

Hebrews 11:1

My ponderings:

Faith is the active ingredient in all true success and certainly that of salvation. The passage prompts me to ponder the doubting disciple; Thomas. In particular when Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” in John 20:29.

Doubt is the opposite if faith.

Check this passage out: Mat 21:18 — Mat 21:22
In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.
When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither at once?” And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Wow!

I like what Matthew Henry cimments on here: “This persuasion (of faith) gives the soul to enjoy those things now; it gives them a subsistence or reality in the soul, by the first-fruits and foretastes of them. Faith proves to the mind, the reality of things that cannot be seen by the bodily eye. It is a full approval of all God has revealed, as holy, just, and good. This view of faith is explained by many examples of persons in former times, who obtained a good report, or an honourable character in the word of God. Faith was the principle of their holy obedience, remarkable services, and patient sufferings.”

Leap of Faith

One of the best non-scriptural accounts of faith is in-acted so well by Indiana Jones as he steps out and takes a leap of faith.

You must believe, boy!

Indiana Jone’s Father

My prayer:

Lord, help me to increase my faith and move the mountains in my life. You are the real ‘mover and shaker’.

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