“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”
LIGHT FOR NOW: God is the author and finisher of faith
Faith remains the life-wire for every believer who desires a successful relationship with God. I make bold to say so because everything about God and His dealings with man, right from the beginning of time, is hinged on faith in Christ. The creation of the world itself was done through God’s word of faith. The Bible records in Hebrews 11:3, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”. So, faith is of great importance such that it is the foundation upon which God Himself framed the world, making everything including man, a product of faith in God’s word.
God Himself is the author and finisher of faith. He authored faith in Christ Jesus, who is the Word of God, in order to maintain a good and profitable relationship with us, and to be an example of how we ought to hold fast our belief in God. The writer of Hebrews puts it this way: ‘Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).
We must understand that the importance of faith cannot be overemphasized because, apart from it being our life-wire for the Christian journey, it is the reality with which we can please God. Hebrews 11:6 tells us ‘And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him’. He cannot be accessed except one comes in faith. Thus, the only tool used in accessing God is faith; faith in Christ. Faith is critically important if you want to have a relationship with God. Be assured that there is reward in having faith in God. Go for faith!
INSTRUCTION: Have faith in God.
PRAYER: Lord, my faith in you is on the increase, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Faith is a critical tool for accessing God.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: NUMBERS CHAPTER 19; EVENING: PHILIPPIANS CHAPTER 1