Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Substance of Faith (Hebrew 11:1)

Today’s scripture: Hebrews 11:1

So far this year, we’ve looked at verses about peace and verses about hope. For the next few weeks, we’re going to look at another of my favorite words: Faith.

Of all the many verses about faith in the Bible, this is one of my favorites. Faith is something we hope for, yes, but it’s not blind. God has given us many pieces of evidence to support our faith, and since in civil law, truth is proclaimed by the preponderance of evidence, the God of the Bible has definitely made His case.

Take creation, for instance. Now, I know there are firm believers in evolution, but frankly, I think it takes much more faith to believe that everything we see on this earth—flowers, trees, insects, birds, animals, oceans, mountains … us—evolved from a single cell.

The evidence of morality or conscience also points to a divine Creator. Certain acts are wrong pretty much wherever you go—murder, rape, theft. If we consider those things to be wrong, why? Whose moral law are we judging those things by? Certainly not our own.

I strongly believe the evidence rightly points to a supernatural being. And I believe, because I’ve seen what He’s done in my life and in the lives of others, that Being is the Lord God Almighty, the God of the Bible.

My faith isn’t blind. It isn’t just a hope. It’s based on strong evidence.

Case closed.

Have you weighed the evidence? Is your faith based on something more than wishful thinking? If not, investigate why you believe what you believe. The evidence will stand for itself. You can trust it.

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