Friday, January 27, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - God The Promiser Is Faithful

Friday January 27th

Bible Reading:     Heb. 11: 1 - 12

Topic:         God The Promiser Is Faithful

This Chapter opens with declaration about faith which are both encouraging and challenging.

In vs. 1, 2 & 6 it says: "Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it, the Elders obtained a good testimony ...... But without faith it is impossible to please Him for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

These challenging verses remind us of other declarations about faith elsewhere in the Scripture namely:

a.       Without faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God
b.      WHATEVER is not faith is sin
c.       All things are POSSIBLE to him that believes
d.      Our mustard seed faith can make us SPEAK a mountain out of our lives and cast it into the sea

Faith acts on the Word of God and today's reading records the journeys of faith of five Elders. ABEL offered an excellent sacrifice, ENOCH "postponed" his death indefinitely, NOAH in obedience built an ark, ABRAHAM journeyed in obedience, dwelt in the land of promise and waited for the fulfillment of God's Promise and SARAH received strength to conceive in old age because she believed God is faithful to His Promises.

Judging God to be faithful brethren is the reason we can act in faith. This is the key lesson we should pick up from today's meditation.

Help us Lord, to judge You faithful at all times and in all things. Amen

Memory verse:   Heb. 11: 1
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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