Faith Builders

Not long ago, a preacher was asked: “How do you build your faith?” Actually, the question was, “How do I learn to have more faith in my God?” For this reason, let us take a closer look at God’s Word and see if we can figure this one out together. Get out your Bible and investigate.

We know that “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). In John 8:31-32, Jesus said, “If you continue in my word, then you are my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Consider Paul’s words in Romans 12:2: “…and don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” It looks like any person who wants to build his/her faith is going to have to work at it. It’s not wise to read an instruction manual on how to operate a milking machine if you are wanting to learn to fly an airplane and it’s ridiculous to assume that you can turn to worldly, humanistic teaching to learn how to run your life. Only in God’s Word do we see how He wants His children to live, love and walk on this earth!

The Bible works! But you have to read it, study it, ingest it, make it a part of you. That’s what it means to “RENEW YOUR MIND” (Romans 12:2).

Something else to consider. After you’ve learned it and internalized it, God expects you to display it. God expects you to display your KNOWLEDGE with ACTION! “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:23); “Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin!” (James 4:17)

So if you want to be Christ-like, you must become an humble servant (Philippians 2:5-9). — from BULLETIN DIGEST

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