"And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three..." 1 Corinthians 13:13
FAITH - COMPLETE TRUST/CONFIDENCE IN GOD
Without it - Life can be discouraging
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8)
Establishing a strong faith in His Word strengthens us to not be influenced by the evils of this world.
Just because the world's norm tells us something is acceptable, doesn't make it right.
The Bible insists that there is a connection between the moral vigor of a nation and its survivability. The strength of any nation lies in the goodness of its people.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12). “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
History is full of examples of nations which fell because they forgot God and failed to walk in His ways. Because of their national iniquity, God allowed Israel to fall to Assyria in 722 BC. The wickedness of Assyria, in turn, led to their fall to the Babylonians in 612 BC. The nation of Judah fell to these same Babylonians in 586 BC. And, once again, God said it was because of sin. Mighty Babylon became so steeped in corruption that God overthrew it in 539 BC. Eventually Rome, the mightiest empire the world had known, collapsed when its burden of wickedness became too great to bear.
Righteousness is America’s greatest defense; sin is our window of ultimate vulnerability.
Do you love your country? Do you want to do something good for it? Then do all you can to help turn America’s heart back to God!
-Bobby Dockery (Fayetteville, AR) via Old Paths
WE ARE TO WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 2 Corinthians 5:7
HOW DO WE DEVELOP A STRONG FAITH ?
Give God #1 priority - Listen and Learn from Him, NOT THE WORLD.
Let God speak to you and guide you through His Word.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17