Word Of The Week: Faith

Whatever faith is, it is important: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him” (Heb. 11:6). This passage goes on to explain faith from a basic standpoint -- “for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a. rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

True faith believes in God’s existence based on evidence, not on blind hope. We are compelled to believe in God because the evidence for His existence is stronger than that for His nonexistence.

But true faith goes further: It entrusts itself to the care and direction of God. In other words, we believe God is trustworthy, that His basic nature is good and His authority is benevolently expressed toward His creatures.

Faith ultimately means trust in someone outside of ourselves for spiritual salvation. That “someone” is Jesus Christ (Rom. 3:21-26). What do you believe in? Yourself? Your fellow man? Fate? Which of these will reward you for your faith?