Dailies August 2019

Dailies~ In His Word
August 1, 2019

What is faith?
Now faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not.  For by this the ancients obtained a testimony.  By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God; that from invisible things visible things might be made.  Hebrews 11:1-2(DRA)
It is a substance; it is a way of understanding that the world and other things in it were created by God from basically nothing.  Faith tells us it is possible when the obvious reality around us says it is impossible. Faith is the thing that makes it possible to please God, because He justifies us by our faith. Without faith we cannot please Him because we would not believe in Him.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

It is something to live by according to Galatians 3:11
There is also a song that says Faith is trusting in a great big God who can move a mountain or calm a sea. He takes care of you and me.  So from this inference we come to believe that Faith is trust.  According to the 2nd Chapter of James faith produces works and grows by it is shown and known by works.  As stated above it is something to live by.
The entire chapter of Hebrews 11 is often called the Faith chapter because it reminds us of so many times in History when people had faith that God would do as He said and He did. Amongst impossible odds God always comes through; believing this is faith.

Heavenly father help us to trust you and have faith that you have our best interest in mind always, even when it feels like the world is falling apart around us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Teresa M. Wilson