Sunday, March 29, 2015

"According To Your Faith Be It Unto You."

Jesus made that promised it in Matthew 9:29

Neither faith nor the good works which follow it will flourish... absent the study of God's word.
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Rom. 10:17. 

Faith, like the wind, is only invisible at rest, but at work it becomes substance and evidence.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1.

Faith can only be seen in the faithful Christian life of works and attitude. "But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?" James 2:20.
But a lifetime of good works means nothing without faith. "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Heb.11:6.

Any and all things which cannot be done in faith ... are sin. "...Whatsoever is not of faith is sin." Rom.14:23. 

All righteousness and spiritual gifts flourish, from their root of Faith in Jesus Christ."Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe  ...." Rom.3:22.

There is no real spirituality where there is no real humility."Whosoever therefore shall  humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 18:4. 

Some people are by nature dissatisfied and have, throughout life, sought the perfect friend, pastor, home, job or mate, only to discard one after the other ... and are still searching. Like the woman at the well. She had married five men and was then living with the sixth and was still dissatisfied. Only when she found faith in Jesus did she find satisfaction and purpose in life.
"The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly." John 4:17-18.
"The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" John 4:28-29. 

God's delayed judgement upon wickedness proves not His unawareness or unconcern, but His love and patience.  Repentance and faith are sin's only remedy. "Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil." Ecc.8:11. 

Old people, who have any sense of God's immense holiness, usually suffer regrets for their youthful, moral failures through all their latter years ... though forgiven. Peace with God is easier than peace with self. Only faith can accomplish both. Faith is the only resting place of peace."According to your faith be it unto you." Matt.9:29.