Over the years many sermons have been preached to me and even at me, about having “more” faith, deeper “faith” or in a few cases faith like Jesus. The last one should put any biblically oriented person into deep thought; Jesus has faith? Paul, I believe gives us a rather thought-provoking statement concerning the nature of faith with this:
Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible."
What we believe about Creation is a test of the validity of faith. The “little” faith that is demonstrated far and wide by professing Christians today is seriously flawed, and this shows in the Laodicean lukewarm spirit of the church at large.
No human alive today or at any time is or was an eye witness to the Creation. Therefore to believe in the literal Bible account given by different writers and affirmed by Jesus, we take the Word of God at face value and march on by faith.
Keep in mind that Jesus who spoke all there is into existence does not need faith. All humans need faith, for without it is impossible to please God.
Perhaps you would like a more straightforward definition of faith? Here’s a good and practical one that may help you spiritually and also in your daily world.
“Faithfulness knows no difference between small and great duties.”
The point being the duty to perform duties in the Name of the Lord to best of your ability with spirit. All things that Jesus would have us do are great!
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IT work as unto the Lord. Oral Deckard