Examples of faith

Many seek an audience with a ruler,
but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.
Proverbs 29:26

Faith is not a natural thing for humans. In fact, even people who have achieved a high level of spiritual maturity sometimes have to deal with doubt. We are sensual beings, that is we live and move according to what our senses tell us. Even when facing the evidence we often say “Seeing is believing.” Many other times we behave exactly like the Apostle Thomas saying “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” In this sense the child of God can not behave as the rest of the world, wandering under the blanket of disbelief. The child of God must imitate the examples left us by the renowned heroes of faith of Chapter 11 of the Hebrews. Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, etc., these are our examples to imitate.

The word of God also tells us about things that happened to those who are passionate about evil to serve as an example, so as not to imitate their bad behavior, which would expose us to the serious consequences of disobedience to God. Let us take, then, every trial and tribulation to come upon us as an excellent opportunity to develop and strengthen our faith. That is the purpose of the trial and if we do not take advantage of the troublesome situation to strengthen our faith we are wasting our time and demonstrating that we are short on intelligence. Let us , therefore, imitate the good and reject evil as our progress toward spiritual maturity depends on it. Let us not put our trust in humans regardless of all the power they may seem to have. Let us put our faith in the one person who is worthy of all confidence, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God. To God alone be the glory!


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