Sunday, November 25, 2012

Faith Hall of Fame

Hebrews 11
1.  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
6.  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
-Read the rest of chapter 11 to learn about the heros of faith

Just as there is the phrase blinded by faith, the overwhelming senses of the physical world cause far too many to blinded from faith.  The substance is there...the evidence is all around us but not seen.  Faith does not just happen...like a plant in the desert - it must be nurtured in order to grow.  Just takes a little practice and an open heart.  58,78,38,0,B,0

12 comments:

gumo said...

Well said, John. Amen. Thanks again.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Well said. Good works are also needed. Even Satan believes.

Don said...

Again well said my friend.

Noble said...

Childhood indoctrination helps too. Ever wonder why you're posting bible verses instead of Koran verse?

justastick said...

When God created man he gave him the power of reason and I see Noble knows how it works!

K1MGY said...

I have faith that we have this moment. And perhaps that the sun will be there tomorrow, and for quite a long time to follow. Faith won't change these things, but might alter how I experience and explain them as other than a passive observer.

Perhaps faith is the predecessor of desire and by any other name, want.

Mostly it seems faith is distorted and abused into mechanisms of organized control, power, and cash.

So I steer (pun) away from faith, trusting instead on the 5 or so senses, and the occasionally useful nodule just above the shoulders. Now I don't put too much stock (pun) into it, as there's one thing I know it's so capable of producing: a big pile of bull (pun).

Brain seems to work. Hasn't let me down yet. There's my faith. Until otherwise clobbered by something.

Rita B. said...

Faith, hope and love. Thanks John.

Rhonda said...

if you can imagine the thing..it is real

Peace

chimeric said...

It never ceases to amaze me how people continually hold up mankind's failings as proof that there is no God. God gave the world multiple chances to spread His word from one end to the other and to teach our descendants the truth, but we were lazy and didn't do it. It's not God's fault that so many people read other books thinking that they're the true word of God, it's ours. If nobody speaks up, the trend will just continue.

Noble said...

@chimeric,

Which word of god is that?

jeff Medders said...

Good words today. Don't heed your critics. You are on the right track.

David Hooper said...

Thank you John.

Hooper