“The just shall live by faith.”

Next to the word “love,” the word “faith” may be the most misunderstood and abused noun in our language. Since the Enlightenment, our age has pitted faith against reason and any pursuit of knowledge. But the Bible views faith far differently.

Just as our eyes are organs of sight in the physical world, faith is the organ of sight in the spiritual world, beholding what is promised of God.

Of course the word can be abused and misapplied, as all words can, and many false ideas of faith come from confidence being placed in the wrong things, things never promised by God. Wishing on a star, rubbing a brass lamp, or reading your horoscope all can be acts of faith, but that is far from believing something that God has said.

The reason faith makes sense (really) is that the God who promises can not lie. So if we trust in His Word and His Son (His Word incarnate), our faith is well-placed and secure.

God’s promise through Jesus (John 6:37) is that “all that the Father gives Me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will certainly not cast out.”

Have you come to Jesus?

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