We need to give honor to God by the firmness with which we believe his promises. May our conduct be such as to honor God; that is, to show our conviction that God was worthy of implicit confidence and trust. In this way, we will believe in the promises of God, so as to do honor to him. Our faithful actions will bear testimony to him that he is worthy of confidence. We to will become witnesses in his favor; and furnish to our fellow-men evidence that God has a claim on the authority and trust of mankind.
“FAITH is a negation of reason,” writes British philosopher A. C. Grayling.
“The relation of faith to reason is of utmost importance for the thinking believer. The problem of how to combine these aspects of personhood has existed from the earliest apologists. Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, and Tertullian all struggled.” – Norman L. Geisler
As you read this article, take note of how true faith and reason are compatible.
In faith and love which is in Christ Jesus – Hold these truths with sincere faith in the Lord Jesus, and with that love which is the best evidence of attachment to him. Spiritual health is far more important than physical health.
God’s faith-building promises recorded at Isaiah 41:10: (1) God will be with His true followers, (2) He is our Almighty One True God, and (3) He will help His people. We need these guarantees because we face many difficult trials in our walk with God. We must also deal with pressures from world conditions. Some of us are even enduring persecution from powerful governments.
The failure to put faith in Jesus Christ is not a mere misfortune, it is a sin, a grievous sin, an appalling sin, a damning sin. “He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (1901 ASV) …
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1 Corinthians 3:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells