Faith & Trust

Faith and trust go two ways. We care called to have faith in God and to trust others, but we're also called to be faithful to God and others. In this fallen world, neither attitude is always easy.

Day One: Faith
Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Perhaps no other component of the Christian life is more important than faith. We cannot purchase it, sell it or give it to our friends. So what is faith and what role does faith play in the Christian life?...
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For more, see "What is the definition of faith?"

Day Two: Faithfulness
To be faithful is to be reliable, steadfast and unwavering, and the Bible speaks of this type of faithfulness in four ways: as an attribute of God; as a positive characteristic of some men; as a characteristic that many men lack...
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For more, see "Evangelizing the Lost and Helping the Disadvantaged"

Day Three: Where Faith Starts
Faith is the avenue or the instrument God uses to bring salvation to His people. God gives faith because of His grace and mercy, because He loves us. Faith comes from God in the form of a gift...
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For more, see "Childlike faith is about God, not His answers"

Day Four: Trust
The words translated "trust" in the Bible literally mean "a bold, confident, sure security or action based on that security." Trust is not exactly the same as faith, which is the gift of God. Rather, trusting is what we do because of the faith we have been given...
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For more, see "What does the Bible say about trusting others?"

Day Five: Loyalty
The word loyalty brings to mind a powerful sense of belonging and solidarity. With it comes the idea of wholehearted fidelity coupled with unswerving devotion and duty. In the Bible, the concept of loyalty is purely relational...
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Day Six: Faith vs. Fear
Faith and fear cannot exist together. Faith is described in Hebrews 11:1 as being "certain of what we do not see." It is an absolute belief that God is constantly working behind the scenes in every area of our lives, even when there is no tangible evidence to support that fact...
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For more, see "Romans 8:28 and 1 Corinthians 10:13"

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Published 4-20-16