Two kinds of faith

May 29

“The righteous will live by faith.”  Romans 1:17.

Faith is the lifestyle of a believer in God.  By faith we take the promises of God and make them ours.  By faith we resist the devil until he flees.  By faith we know that all circumstances in our lives, regardless of how difficult they might be, will work together for our good because our God is in control.  It is said that “Faith is dead to doubt, dumb to discouragement, blind to impossibilities, and knows nothing but success in God.”

There are two kinds of faith:

1)  Human faith.  Every person has human faith.  Children are born with faith and without fear.  A child has faith in parents, teachers, family, and special friends. With human faith we believe what we know by our senses – what we see, hear, taste, smell, and feel.  We sit on a chair by faith without checking its strength; we fly in a plane by faith without understanding how it works; we make plans for tomorrow and for five years by faith.  Everyone has human faith.  Human faith keeps the world in operation and function, and helps human beings to continue their journey of life.

2)  Supernatural faith.  This is a gift of faith given by God to those who believe in Him.  Because everyone has inherent faith, they have the ability to put their faith in God and to receive the faith of God. “To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours.” 2 Peter 1:1.  God’s faith in us has overcoming power: “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4.

Faith is important in your relationship with God: “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6.  If you have faith to put your life in the hands of a pilot that you do not know, you can put your faith in God with His great reputation of saving, keeping, and blessing those who put their faith in Him.  Have faith in God can make all things possible for you.

Kingdom Declaration:

My faith in God makes me secure today and confident in my eternal future.

Read the Bible in One Year: 2 Chronicles 7-9; John 11:1-29