Romans 10:17 - Getting More Faith.
Romans 10:17 - Getting More Faith.
Romans 10:17 (NKJV) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing
by the word of God.
Romans 10:17 (NLT) So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing
the Good News about Christ.
One can come to faith only through hearing the gospel, and the
specific message that must be heard is the word of Christ, that is, the
good news about Jesus Christ as the crucified and risen Savior. [ESV
In Ephesians 6:16, Paul refers to "the shield of faith."
Prayerfully, we must ask ourselves this question: How does faith act as a
protective shield? First of all, we must understand what faith is and how
the word is being used here by Paul.
A little boy, when asked to give a definition of faith, said:
"Faith is believing something you know isn't true." Well, that is
precisely what faith is not! Faith is believing what you know to be true!
But it is even more than that - it is acting on what you know to be
Some people see faith as something vague and mysterious, but
faith is one of the Christian's most practical commodities. Take this
verse, for example: "faith without works is dead" (Jas. 2:26). There is
always the element of activity in faith; it prompts us to action. "Now
faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not
seen" (Heb. 11:1).
Taking the shield of faith, then, is responding to the things
the Devil hurls at us by the quick application of what we believe
about God and His Word, the Bible. When Satan sends his "flaming
arrows" in our direction, we can either stand and lament the fact that
we are being attacked, or quickly raise the shield of faith and
remind ourselves that the Devil is a liar from the very beginning. We
affirm that because we are redeemed by the blood of Christ, the Devil
has no legal or moral right to taunt us. But believing this is not
enough; it must be acted on - and acted on quickly.
Father, I see that when Satan throws his "flaming arrows" at
me, I must act and act quickly. Help my faith to be so strong that
it will not need a "jump start" to get it going. This I ask in
Jesus' name. Amen. [Every Day With Jesus Bible with Selwyn Hughes
Every day I have the honor of sitting down with a book that
contains the words of the One who created me. Every day I have the
opportunity to let him give me a thought or two on how to live. If I don't
do what he says, he doesn't burn the book or cancel my
subscription. If I disagree with what he says, lightning doesn't split my
swivel chair or an angel doesn't mark my name off the holy list. If I
don't understand what he says, he doesn't call me a dummy. In fact, he
calls me "Son," and on a different page explains what I don't
understand. In the Eye of the Storm by Max Lucado [Inspirational SB]
Scripture meditation in the Christian's life is as different
from that practiced in Eastern religions as chalk is from cheese.
Those who practice these other faiths advocate emptying the mind,
while the Bible advocates filling it - with the truths of God's holy
Word. [Every Day With Jesus Bible with Selwyn Hughes devotional]
Read it through, pray it in, live it out, pass it on. George
Gritter [Spirit Filled Life Devotional SB]
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Importance of Choice:
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Power of the Gospel Testimonies:
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