09 April 2017

God's Word for Sunday, 4/9

The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.

By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.

By an act of faith, Abel brought a better sacrifice to God than Cain. It was what he believed, not what he brought, that made the difference. That’s what God noticed and approved as righteous. After all these centuries, that belief continues to catch our notice.

Hebrews 11:1-4 MSG


deborah harvey said...

2 churches blown up by moslems in egypt today.
what will they blow up next week at Pascha?
pray for the survivors, please.

Rev. Paul said...

Indeed, prayers for that region are always in order. Thank you.

Suz said...

We were at brother-in-law's this weekend, camping in his back yard. After dinner the topic of faith came up in the line of "there is just no explaining how/why whatever-it-was happened". When I said that was the definition of faith, that there is a force/Being stronger than you that can cause things to happen. I get the old "well, I'm not sure there really is a God", so I said, "well, in that case,you can't say there isn't either, and maybe having faith there is God, that proves the point." No one could argue much with that. :)

Rev. Paul said...

Not bad, Suz; not bad. :)

LindaG said...