by Randy Chambers, 2014-09-16
Hebrews 11:1, NKJV: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
If we walk by sight, faith has no substance. It has no weight or merit, but is a vague idea only. Yet, if we walk by faith, we will discover what faith truly is. But it is not because it is faith alone, but because of in Whom we put faith. Even within our churches today, faith is something so very few truly understand. It is more an unattainable, incomprehensible ideal. This is evident in the way we live our lives. As we work our way through life, how we respond to life is more like the way the world responds, than how people of faith in the Scriptures responded. Yet we hold the Scriptures up as our example. Faith is not some fanciful feeling, as some have made it out to be. Faith is an assurance that God is. Faith is letting go of what we reason according to the world, and realizing what truly is real within God. Faith is clinging to Godís reality while letting go of our own. Faith is substance, and when it is placed in God, nothing is impossible.