On Faith.

This week as we looked at Romans 4 and the faith of Abraham, I thought this quote from Pastor Chuck was a good reminder of the blessings of that faith that God supplies…

Faith believes the promises of God. Unbelief doubts God’s promises.

Faith believes the Word of God because it is true. Unbelief doubts the truth of the Word.

Faith sees that God’s help is greater than any force that can come against you. Unbelief looks at the problems and declares it just can’t be done.

Faith sees Christ’s love when He is reproving you. Unbelief imagines anger in Christ’s loving words.

Faith helps the soul to wait when God delays. Unbelief gives up if there is any tarrying at all.

Faith gives you comfort in the midst of fear. Unbelief brings you fear in the midst of comfort.

Faith makes heavy burdens light. Unbelief makes light burdens heavy.

Faith helps us when we are down. Unbelief brings us down when we are up.

Faith brings us near to God when we are far from Him. Unbelief puts us far from God when He is near.

Faith sets men and women free. Unbelief holds them in bondage.

Faith purifies our hearts. Unbelief pollutes our hearts.

Faith makes our most feeble works acceptable to God through Christ. Unbelief makes even our greatest works unacceptable, for whatsoever is not of faith is sin, and without faith it is impossible to please God.

Faith brings peace to our soul. Unbelief brings strife and trouble, like the tossing waves of the sea.

Faith causes us to see the preciousness of Christ. Unbelief sees no beauty that we should desire Him.

Faith helps us experience fullness in Christ. Unbelief leads to leanness of soul.

Faith gives us victory. Unbelief leads to defeat.

Faith causes us to see glory in the things of the unseen world. Unbelief sees only the misery and the things of the present, material world.

By faith Abraham was given the Land of Promise. By unbelief Moses was not allowed to enter the land.

By faith the children of Israel passed through the Red Sea. By unbelief they perished in the wilderness.

By faith Peter walked on the water. By unbelief he began to sink.

Through faith our cup runs over. Through unbelief the cup is always empty.

-Chuck Smith / “Faith”

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