Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
but my righteous one shall live by faith,
(Hebrews 10:38a (ESV))
Do you try to live by faith?
Everyone who professes a belief in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior prays that they can live by faith, but in order to live by faith, we must know what faith is.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
(Hebrews 11:1 (ESV))
Another translation words it like this.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))
In essence, faith is confidence, assurance and conviction that what you profess to believe is true and then you act on it no matter what the circumstances are in the world. It requires that you believe that God is real. It requires that you believe that you are a sinner in need of a Savior. It requires that you believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. It requires that you believe that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected on the third day. It requires you to believe that the only way to escape the punishment of sin is to call upon the name of Jesus. It requires that you believe that Jesus has the power to save, and it requires you to surrender your life to Jesus not only as Savior but also as Lord! It requires that you trust in the promises even though you cannot see them yet.
Can you do all of these with confidence, assurance and conviction?
Noah built an ark because he confident, assured and convicted.
Abraham went on a journey to an unknown destination because he was confident, assured and convicted.
Moses led the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt because he was confident, assured and convicted.
To simplify this, they lived by faith!
Are you living by faith?