Sunday, January 30, 2011

Faith's Formula

Reading from the Book of Proverbs 3:3-8...

 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
   bind them around your neck,
   write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
   in the sight of God and man.

By faith, Christians "overcome the world, the flesh and the devil".  It is by faith that they "quench all the fiery darts of the wicked".  It is by faith that they "put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and put off the old man with his deeds".  This is the victory that overcometh the world.

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
   and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
   and he will make your paths straight.

It is by faith that the flesh is kept under and carnal desires subdued, and by faith that we recieve the Spirit of Christ to work in us and to will and to do according to His good pleasure.

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
   fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
   and nourishment to your bones.

Have faith in God and not in our own thinking and reasoning.  People who must reason out everything have a very hard time with faith because reasoning is not faith, and without faith it is impossible to please God.  We need to be aware that trying to reason everything out by ourselves is a problem.  It is a serious matter that we should deal with, just as Jesus dealt with it in the hearts of those who followed Him.  By dealing with it, we will achieve "Faith's Formula".

1 comment:

Gods Modern Day Martyr said...

Father God, I ask you to help us to stop reasoning and begin to live by faith. Help us to lean and trust in You and not on our own understanding. Give us the power to overcome the evil that surrounds us. Teach us the formila of having true faith in You, in everything we face.