“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17).

Soldier of Christ! We have been having an extensive look into the great mystery of faith from beginning of this series. At this point, I believe you will agree with me if I say that a faithless believer has no future with God (and gracious, I just said it!). We also saw in the previous series, the place of the Word of God in giving life to our faith (putting our faith to work). Today, as we take a step further, we shall be looking at the second scriptural dimension to giving life to our faith:

  •  To put God to work, we must put faith to work. As a deal that requires the input of man to secure response from God, faith qualifies to be seen as a Covenant, and according to Bishop David Oyedepo, “A covenant is a deal enacted by God; based on well-defined terms, and sealed with an oath for delivery.” Hence, to engage our hearts without corresponding reactions in our actions make faith immaterial and impotent.

There was a hilarious description I heard from a preacher sometime ago as to how some Christians would be praying for a particular thing, and when the angels come for delivery of their requests from heaven, they are found saying or doing something else in unbelief, and the angel would have to crosscheck to be sure he’s got the right address. The chapter two of the book of James, from verse fourteen to the end (a recommended read) gives an extensive insight on the importance of mixing our faith with works, which is a proof of our trust in God. And now, what is the CONCLUSION of the whole matter? HAVE FAITH IN GOD! 

PRAYER: Father, in the name of Jesus, I receive grace to put my faith to work (James 2:14-26).

Remember, there’s always Hope!