By Faith We Understand
by Randy Chambers, 2014-08-25
Hebrews 11:3, NIV: By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
We seem to try so very hard to simplify, clarify, and reason things as such that they become agreeable to our own understanding. The familiar Proverb tells us, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” (Prov. 3:5). There are many things about God we will never understand, and yet we try. We try often to put God in a little box, so we feel comfortable in our knowledge of Him. Yet, it is “by faith we understand” in truth. Imagine how much we would truly understand—how much we could learn, and know—if we would allow ourselves to stop expecting God to teach us through what is visible, and allow Him to show us so much more through faith.