Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Faith: More Than Mere Confidence

I used to say that a synonym for faith is confidence. Although correct, that comparison falls far short of the way the Bible uses the term “faith.” Taking a look at Hebrews chapter 11, it is evident that faith is more than strong conviction or confidence in God. It is confidence demonstrated through determined and loyal action. Especially in the face of adversity we can demonstrate such an outstanding quality. Like tempered glass or tempering metal (which makes them stronger), the Bible refers to endurance and the “tested quality” of our faith as producing a mature, morally strong Christian who is “sound in all respects, not lacking in anything.” –James 1:2-4

See also: Consider It All Joy

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