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November 4, 2020
Daily Bible reading: Ezekiel 15-16 and Hebrews 10
“How Can Believing Save the Soul?”
(Hebrews 10:38-39 MKJV) “Now, ‘the Just shall live by faith. But if he draws back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him.’ But we are not of those withdrawing to destruction, but of those who believe to the preserving of the soul.”
Simply believing in God will not save the soul or bring transformation, but where the power is – that our “belief” or “faith” should be such that it drives us to pursuing a journey to transformation.
This is what it means to live by faith. Our faith in the saving grace of Jesus Christ should promote change and holy desires in our lives. We know by faith that every step we take to get closer to God will indeed take us there, and we continue regardless if we fail.
(Hebrews 11:1-2) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.”
All of the men and women of the Bible who did great things for God did what they did because of faith. If Abraham did not have faith, we would have never packed his bags and moved to Canaan. He would have never continued to offer sacrifices and call upon the Lord. Moses would have never challenged the pharaoh without faith nor would he have led the Hebrews out of Egypt or crossed the Red Sea. Without faith, Rahab would have died in Jericho instead of trying to protect the men of God. Would we have even heard of David if he did not have faith? Aside from those mentioned in Hebrews 11 as showing faith, what about Paul? Without faith, would he have changed from Saul? Would there be any redemption without faith or men and women today still spreading the gospel? No.
Faith provokes us to action. Faith paired with grace should compel us to change.
Let’s use our faith today.
By Lauren Smith