I’ve done Bible study on hope and trusting God, but I haven’t really studied faith. So tonight that was my topic. I would like to mention quickly that Hebrews is an awesome chapter and most of my favorite verses on faith come from it.
Lemme slap the Biblical definition on ya real fast: Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)
So much of the Christian faith is… based on faith lol. But a lot of people don’t really understand. Being Christian doesn’t mean forcing our views on others to piss people off. Though, there are some Christians who probably get off on that.
What makes for a true Christian is the realization that nothing in this world is worth pursuit but Jesus Christ provides an alternative- something everlasting. Something that won’t pass away or disappoint us. We need only to believe it can be obtained through Him and awaits us when this world and its desires pass away.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)
I have faith in that. Probably for the first time in my entire life. I read these words in my Bible and see them not as words, but promises. Promises by Him to me.
Promises for something better than this awful world in which I grudgingly live.
I mean if this was all there was… the world as is and nothing more… let me stop before I depress myself! Or worse. Because life, as is, sucks terribly. Even on the good days.
But Jesus is kinda cool. I like Him and what He offers.
And to all my comrades in faith: Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful! (Hebrews 10:23)