Saturday, July 9, 2011

2011 July 9 - Morning Manna

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

Today's Morsel:  The just shall live by faith. This declaration of the Christian's principles is found four times in the Bible: Habakkuk 2:1-5; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:10-11; Hebrews 10:38.  In Habakkuk we see the difference between the lives of the unrighteous and the righteous. The unrighteous are puffed up and live by their own self-sufficiency.  But the righteous live by their faith. Their confidence is in God. To them, faith is more than a philosophy of life; it is the very principle of life.  The just must live their whole life by faith.  They are saved by faith; kept by faith; and live by faith.  His faith will be tried many times and in many ways and he will count it all joy because he knows that it is working patience within him.  Faith says that God is working out His perfect will in my life, and I can wait, endure, and suffer while He does it.  Faith doesn't make anything easy, but it does make all things possible.  If you will notice, the letter "I" is the middle letter in the word "Faith." That means my faith is predicated upon me to make it happen.  So the next time you feel as though you are losing your faith, search yourself.  It is up to you to get it back to a higher level.

Sing: Have faith in God, have faith in God; have faith in God for deliverance, having faith in God.

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