Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Developing Faith

Some people say, “Oh Lord, give me faith.”  But there is only one way you can have faith in the eyes of Almighty God:  by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

That hearing has to do with…

Matthew 11:15
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

...that is, spiritually hearing.  Read it; hear it; believe it.  Faith cometh by hearing and hearing, not by extrabiblical books; not by what your friend said or what your mom or dad said, or even what the preacher said; but hearing by the word of God!

It’s not about feelings.  Your feelings may catch up to the truth; but when your feelings trump the truth of the scriptures, set your feelings aside.  Have your feelings ever been wrong?  They are untrustworthy and they fluctuate; but not the scriptures.

Psalm 119:89
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.

The Holy Writ, the handwriting of Almighty God:  that is what you can trust!

Psalm 119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 138:2b
for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

So then, how does one get faith? 
Romans 10:17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.


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