Friday, February 3, 2012

Bible Study Series: We live by faith not by sight

It's one of the famous verses found in the Bible, "For we live by faith, not by sight." - 2 Corinthians 5:7

If we study the Bible we'll see faith is a common thread among many chapters. In Hebrews 11:1-3 we read, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."

One of the obstacles to a growing faith is living by sight. For it is by faith we trust and believe God's truths.
When the boy David faced the giant Goliath, he didn't look at the enormous problem set before him. David had a great deal of faith. He trusted God. He believed God would be glorified.

David looked beyond what he saw. He set his great, unwavering faith on the God of Israel.

Are you facing some giants in your life? Are there obstacles that appear to be too large for you to conquer? Put your trust in the unseen works of the Father. You may not see the work going on behind the scenes, but those results will one day be known to you.

Trusting in God is fearless faith. It recognizes the authority of Jesus. It causes the walls of Jericho to fall by a trumpet blast with shouts from God's people.

Look beyond those obstacles and keep your eyes focused on God. Recognize that God will lead you past the enemy. He will knock down those mountains. He will destroy those giants.

God is able to do all those things and so much more.

For further study, read 1 Samuel 17, the story of David and Goliath.

Next week, the Bible Study Series will continue with Taking the Next Steps to Perfect Faith.

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