(MYSTERIES TODAY SERIES)
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17).
Soldier of Christ! As we proceed in our series on faith today, we shall be looking at how to move our faith to work. Bear in mind that every mystery of Scriptures has a key to it (Matt. 16:19). It was Bishop David Oyedepo who said that “any faith that bestows absolute responsibility on God for delivery is an irresponsible faith.” Hence, there’s a responsibility on the part of the believer in order to move his faith to work. I shall be unveiling two scriptural dimensions to giving life to our faith:
- We recognize from our text that “…faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Since faith has to do the with absolute, unreserved trust in God, then there is need to know this God; which makes it a lot easier to put our trust in Him. Bringing it down to our human relationship level, the extent to which we know people is what determines the height of trust they enjoy from us, and trust is not collective but individualistic.
That is, we do not trust people in groups but individually, based on our personal dealings with and knowledge of them. In the same vein, to make faith in God easier for us, there is need to know God, and there’s no better way to know Him, but by His Word. Why? Because the Word of God is God Himself (read John 1:1-5). And God has never done anything with man in all of known history outside His Word, even now! If you have found the Word of God, then you have found God. Have you found God? To be continued.
PRAYER: Father, in the name of Jesus, order my life by your Word (Psa. 119:105).
Remember, there’s always Hope!