|Good morning everyone,|
Our theme for this month: “Living by faith”
Our Bible verse for today: “So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “It’s a settled fact”
Before we continue our thinking about how to live by faith in actual practice, day-by-day, there is one more point that needs to be made regarding the nature of our faith. Our faith in the existence of God, and our faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins, is a settled fact for us.
We began our study this month by considering Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.” In other words, our faith is based in a reality that we know to be true even though so much of it cannot be verified by our physical senses. In today’s verse the Apostle Paul said something similar when he reminds us to focus not on what is seen but on what is unseen. We have faith in the reality of God and of the spiritual dimension, and we don’t need to actually see it in order to believe it.
We have also spent a couple of days thinking about “blind” faith, and whether or not belief in God and in the Christian faith falls into that category. I hope you have come to the conclusion with me that it most certainly is not blind faith.
The evidence for God’s existence, and the pure beautiful logic of placing your faith in Christ, makes the truth of the Christian faith simply a settled fact for us. Jesus modeled this certainty for us in His own life. When we examine the Gospel accounts, we realize that Jesus never argued in favor of the existence of God. In all that He said about God, Jesus never felt it necessary to try to convince anyone that God exists. Everything Jesus said about God was based in the understanding that God simply “is”. For Jesus it was a settled fact and therefore there was nothing to argue or debate about. God was simply there. Period.
I hope at this point in our study your faith in God is exactly where Jesus’ was. God simply is. Period. There’s nothing to argue or debate about. It’s a settled fact.
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