Hebrews 11:1 ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’
In our everyday living we rely on faith to a much greater extent than we realize. Whether it’s the trust we have in a banking institution to safely protect and handle our money, or faith in a person responsible for care of a child, we exercise faith in numerous ways in the course of a day. But faith by it’s very definition implies absence of proof. While in most cases we may have good reason to have faith, where human actions and decisions are involved, there is always the possibility of misplaced faith or trust. However, when we are placing our faith in God, it’s a completely different situation. We are not dealing with mere humanity, but with an infallible and unchanging God who is ever faithful to His promises. Throughout the Bible, and particularly in Hebrews chapter 11, we see numerous examples of miraculous accomplishments by ordinary men and women through the exercise of their faith in God. In any aspect of the Christian life it’s not a matter of having great faith in God, but of having faith in a great God. With respect to salvation, God supplies adequate faith for all to be saved, but leaves it to each person to exercise his or her saving faith. In John 6:37 Jesus assures us that He will not ‘cast out’ any who come to Him. Will you consider coming to Him in faith today?