Faith and Certainty

On Hebrews 11:1 (Desplazarse abajo para leer en español)

People often describe faith as being blind, or as jumping into the dark. They talk about taking a leap of faith. But if you look at what God’s word says, faith is nothing of that sort.

The Bible tells us that faith is the substance of what we hope and the evidence of what we do not see (see Hebrews 11:1). In other words, faith gives us certainty about what do not have yet.

So, whereas people talk about faith as something that cannot be relied upon because it is uncertain, the Bible tells us that faith gives us certainty of that upon which we rely.

What, then, are those things for which we hope, and those things we do not see? And why do we rely on them? Those things on are God’s promises, and we rely on them because God is able and true.

The point of Hebrews 11:1 is that God’s promises give us certainty because we trust God, and that this certainty motivates us to pursue God’s promises despite the obstacles and hardships we may face.

  1. Do you believe God is able and true?
  2. Do you trust God’s promises?
  3. Do God’s promises motivate you to keep pressing forward?

“Lord, I believe you are faithful and true. Help me to trust your word and your promises. With your help, I make the conscious choice to trust you, and I will keep pressing forward since I trust you to keep your promises.”

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