A Devotion By Pastor Paul Rieger - Senior Pastor
How Do We Define Faith?
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.—Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
In so many places, we hear the word “faith.” But what does this word actually mean?
The author of Hebrews defines faith as being sure and being convicted. We are sure in where we place our hope. And we are convicted, knowing those things we’ve never seen.
But faith is not blind. Children have faith that their parents will love and care for them. Our
faith in our loved ones tells us that they will do anything and everything for us. But are we
sure? Have they been tested?
Faith is not a knowledge thing, but simply trust. As Christians, we don’t trust in the things of this world, but in the things of the life to come. We trust in a Father who gives His Son to redeem the world and blesses the world with this truth through His Holy Spirit. Our hope is not in mankind, but in mankind’s creator. And while we have not seen Christ, when we rise from the grave we will see him face-to-face.
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