Daily Scripture Reading Hebrew 11:32-33 KJV
Hebrews 11:32-33 KJV
(32) And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
(33) Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Today’s Devotional Is ROLE OF FAITH
FAITH is the link between our souls, God and each other. It is the ability to enter into fellowship with the Eternal Power and Love, so that we can do all things in the awareness that it is not us who do them but God with us. Faith is the doorway and window to God. Faith is the open door and window to God. God will strengthen us by His divine fullness as we cling to Him in faith.
Trusting a man in human life means that we can draw all the resources he has to offer. Faith, however, draws on the divine resources of God. This allows us to live a life that is richer and more fulfilling. It is possible to believe even when you are ignorant. Gideon, Samson and Jephthah knew nothing of the truth revealed by the Gospel, but we find that this was in large part due to their faith. Dispensations change; revelations of God grow from less to more. But the attitude of faith remains the same: in the simple woman who touched Christ’s garment as in St. John, the beloved disciple who received years of training at Christ’s School.
Faith can bring about very different outcomes. It can produce the heroic strength to turn the battle from the gate, or it can cause the long, painful suffering. It turns the edge of war; it shuts the mouths and eyes of lions. We are all familiar with the ways that electric force can be applied to various machines of human life. One place is used to beam light, while another is used to drive the motorcar, or to transmit music and speech across continents. Faith can use God’s might to accomplish any purpose within the scope of the life-task, active or passive. (See Heb_11:32-34, Heb_11:35-39.)
God is a witness for all those who trust Him. He is always there for us when we need Him. His response is an echo of our appeal. The spark is created when the tramcar’s uplifted arm touches the overhead wire. This will immediately bring about electric power. So God answers faith.
PRAYER for Today
We are in desperate need of Thy power, O God. Our weakness can be transformed into Thy strength, our ignorance into Thy wisdom, and our changefulness into Thine everlasting constancy. AMEN.