Faith is Tangible
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
The message conveyed in Romans 10:17 is a powerful reminder of the importance of faith in our lives. The verse reminds us that faith is not something that can be acquired through our own efforts, but instead is a gift from God that is received through the hearing of the word of Christ. By opening our hearts and minds to the teachings of the Bible and the stories of Jesus’ life and teachings, we allow ourselves to be infused with the enduring strength and wisdom of faith. In this way, we are empowered to face life’s challenges with grace, courage, and optimism. So let us never forget the vital role that faith plays in our lives, and may we always stay open and receptive to its transformative power.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
The aforementioned verse from First Corinthians highlights the fact that regardless of life’s obstacles, there remain three important concepts to hold on to: faith, hope, and love. Out of these three, love is undoubtedly the greatest as it is the one that truly encompasses the other two.
“One cannot truly believe but for love and cannot wait in hope with the passion of the same. Yemi Alafifuni”
This message is a call to prioritize love above all else and to make it the ultimate goal in life. The author encourages their readers to run the race of life with love as their ultimate prize. The use of the word “beautiful” to describe love is telling, as it captures the true essence of what love really is – a wondrous and majestic force that can bring about healing and unity. So, as everyone navigates through the ups and downs of life, hope in Christ will always bring us through.
Love (Jesus personified) should ultimately be cherished above all else.
And Jesus answered them,
“Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain;
‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.
Why we believe
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
You believe that God is one;
you do well.
Even the demons believe— and shudder!
16 we know that no one receives God’s perfect righteousness as a reward for keeping the law, but only by the faith of Jesus, the Messiah!
His faithfulness has saved us, and we have received God’s perfect righteousness. Now we know that God accepts no one by the keeping of religious laws!
Galatians 2 TPT