Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see. The elders in the past were approved because they showed faith. By faith we understand that the universe has been created by a word from God so that the visible came into existence from the invisible. By faith Abel offered a better sacrifice to God than Cain, which showed that he was righteous, since God gave approval to him for his gift. Though he died, he’s still speaking through faith. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he didn’t see death, and he wasn’t found because God took him up. He was given approval for having pleased God before he was taken up. It’s impossible to please God without faith because the one who draws near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards people who try to find him. By faith Noah responded with godly fear when he was warned about events he hadn’t seen yet. He built an ark to deliver his household. With his faith, he criticized the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes from faith. (Hebrews 11:1-7, CEB)
Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see.
Do you believe the wind exists?
Have you ever seen the wind?
I have never seen the wind. I have seen the effects of the wind but I have never seen the wind. I have also never seen oxygen but I know it exists.
Sometimes we just need to trust that something is.
Sometimes we just need to believe that something is.
Sometimes we just need to have faith that something is.
In the Greek πιστος is the word for faith, and for trust, and for believe.
I have never seen the wind or God, but I have seen the effect of both, and that for me is enough to have faith that God and the wind are real.
Loving People. Loving God.