Hebrews 11: 1
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
What a challenge; especially with many things vying for our loyalty in today’s culture. Many things promise to satisfy only to disappoint. There is one thing that we can hang our hat on—the promises of God’s Word.
This was not unusual for many Old and New Testament believers. They lived looking forward to the future hope, and the promises of Christ meant so much to them that they lived excited about what Christ said.
Question: Do we live excited about what Christ said?
Not only were they excited about what Christ said, they lived their whole life and structured the course for their lives based on what Christ said. Christ promised what he would do, and the people believed he could do just what he said he would do.
How often do we place trust in someone, not based on what they said they would do, but because we know that they have the means to do it.
Normally, it is second nature for us to look at who said it before we believe it is possible. We call that credibility.
Credibility; the quality of being trusted and believed in.
Is Christ credible? Can he do what he said he would do? And, does he have the means to back up what he has promised?
Many of us are quick to answer “Yes,” but do we live with a faith that is active and anticipating the promises of God?
Yes, Christ is credible; whatever he has promised doesn’t require us to wait before we can experience fulfilment. We can live knowing what has been promised has already been achieved.
Remember: What the Lord promises, will come to realization.
Lord, as we begin this week’s devotional series we pray that, as our faith is being challenged, we will submit to your Holy Spirit and allow a great work to be done in our hearts, Amen.