Three areas of faith

Cliff Ellison 

Object of Faith

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6, ESV)

Faith is the foundation of Christianity, but is often used erroneously in man’s belief system by misconception of its true objectivity. “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7, ESV)  God is the primary object of our faith. You can have faith in people, faith in things, or faith in self. But the only faith that will stand the test of time is our faith in God. Placing all your faith in a person or people may only leave us empty and sometimes hurt because of their incapability of meeting your needs. Having faith in material things to boost our image is only temporary and can cause us unnecessary debt trying to impress people who you don’t even know. Faith in yourself is only valet when you realize the object of faith is God.

Impact of Faith

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1, ESV)

Our relationship with God begins with faith, which helps us realize that we are delivered from our past by Christ death. All the things that we put our trust in God for, is not always given to us immediately. It may be given to our family’s for generations to come. Likewise, when we have a personal, physical situation and pray for healing, we place all our trust in God and pray that His will be done. Because God is always right, He is the object of our faith.

Result of Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1, ESV)

The beginning point of faith is believing in God’s character. The end point is believing in God’s promises. When we believe that God will fulfill His promises, even though we don’t see those promises, we show true faith. And we grow stronger in Christ Jesus becoming a greater witness to others.

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