“Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6
What is faith then? If without it you cannot please God, then you want to be sure that you have it.
We are living in a time where people are abandoning true faith for counterfeits. They are aligning all faiths as if they are all synonymous. They are not. People, highly influential people; actors, artists, politicians, and yes…unfortunately pastors…are abandoning biblical faith for universal faith.
The reality…there is only One Faith.
The word faith in the Greek is Pistis (pē’-stēs). The definition, simply put, is a Firm Conviction, Belief, or Persuasion.
The more complex definition is what I would like you to ponder today. It is a three-part definition in which all three parts are equally important, deriving from the same greek word…pistis.
1. a firm conviction, producing a full acknowledgement of God’s revelation
2. a personal surrender to Him
3. a conduct inspired by such surrender
First…a revelation of the one, true, living God…next, that revelation calls for a total surrender to Him as God…finally, that surrender produces a life (thought, word, and deed) that declares He is God!
What would our faith look like if we equally applied all three parts of faith? With this definition in mind, read Hebrews 11…yes, the whole chapter. Let it challenge your heart to live by faith. After all, “…the just shall live by faith…” (Heb. 10:38)
You can read the entire chapter of Hebrews 11 by clicking HERE.