Reading Through The New Testament – October 21st, 2016 – Hebrews 5 Faith.
Good morning, or afternoon or evening! If this catches your eye on your Facebook feed, do me one favor, take a moment to read this:
When God made his promise to Abraham, he backed it to the hilt, putting his own reputation on the line. He said, “I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have—bless and bless and bless!” Abraham stuck it out and got everything that had been promised to him. When people make promises, they guarantee them by appeal to some authority above them so that if there is any question that they’ll make good on the promise, the authority will back them up. When God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable.
We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us, in the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:13-20 MSG)
Faith, it isn’t being positively sure, or over confident or arrogant. Faith isn’t cocky, or proud. Faith is meek and strong. Faith is the ability to hold on with both hands and squeeze really tight when everything else falls around you.
Faith is believing that God is true to his promises. Faith is waiting through the night for the dawn.
Faith always has eyes on God’s faithfulness and not our circumstances.
Faith is what we’re called to have.
May you find the faith in God you need for today — to trust in His promises. May you grab on with both hands and not let them go.