Lord who Provides November 22
Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
I love this powerful verse. Let’s take a look and break it down a bit. The very first word is like an opening to an action film! NOW!
So when does Faith start? Now! What is Faith? Faith is a moral conviction or the truthfulness of God.
Substance: concretely essence - confidence, confident, person, Hope means: to expect, not wish. Evidence: proof.
Now let’s read this with a little more superficial understanding:
Right Now! Faith is my firm moral conviction in the concrete Truthfulness of God that the things expected to come will come, the proof and confidence of things not seen.
those things of God which the eye is unable to see.
Even though we don’t see God working on our behalf, we can rest assured that He is. Even though people have said that Jesus will not return, we can rest assured that He will.
His eternal power and existence, are fully made clear.
We know without a doubt that Jesus has risen from the dead
He is not here, but is risen!”
Now the rest of this chapter is called the Hall of Faith. It goes on to explain how people endured so much hardship based on the promises of God. They all did their parts in a universal play scripted out for you to win.
Greater things can be hoped for if you’re looking to God.
He is: Jehovah Jireh
Lord who Provides