How would you measure your faith? Is it small and growing? Is it large, well established and firm? Or is it medium with the ability to go up and down depending upon how it is tested? In Titus, Paul describes his faith as “a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.” Titus 1:2 He knew that what he believed in conjunction with what he knew about God had to be based on Christ and his hope was in the promise of Christ- eternal life. Paul knew that he could trust this faith in Christ and the promised eternal life because God said it would be so from the beginning of time and God does not lie. God can not lie as He is truth (John 4:24). Hebrews 6:18 tells us “God did this so that , by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.” Just like Paul and the author of Hebrews, I am greatly encouraged by the hope offered to me through faith in Jesus and assured by the fact that my God is truthful and incapable of lying to me. What about you? Is your faith rooted and grounded in Christ? Are you encouraged by God’s promises in Christ?
Prayer: Father, give me faith that is growing and knowledge of you that is expanding each day. Hold me in the palm of your hand so that I may know you are real and feel the truth of your being within me. Thank you for the hope I have in Christ that you set in motion from the beginning of time knowing that I would be in need of a Savior. Help me to grab hold of that hope today and put it into action towards others. In Jesus, Amen.
Living with hope with God’s promises,