Spread the love

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Daily Reading: Joshua 11:1-12:24 ESV, Luke 17:11-37 ESV, Psalm 84:1-12 ESV, Proverbs 13:5-6 ESV

Daily Verse: “And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:19 ESV)

PISTIS (4102): “Conviction of the truth of anything, belief: of a conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, holy fervour born of faith and joined with it.  It is related to God with the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ; to Christ with a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah; through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God.”[i]

Convicted truth.

Faith believes in the unseen, trusting God’s existence and word.  God doesn’t intend for us to understand some things in this world until we get to heaven.  As my husband said recently, “I’ve got a lot of questions for God.”  Don’t we all.

Hope comes from faith, which leads to love:

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV)

One day, when we enter heaven, we’ll no longer need faith or hope. Seeing the King in His glory means we no longer need faith in His existence.   All we ever hoped for in life, we will have eternity with God.  Love, however, remains forever.

Love eternal.

From God’s love, He created us for love.  Placing faith in Jesus binds us to our heavenly Father.  Becoming more like Christ means learning about God’s love for us, then sharing it with others.  Throughout history, God’s circle of love continues onward.

If we love others as God loves us, no one can resist Him.  The unconditional affection God pours into our lives every day has no replacement.  Without His divine affection, we can’t care for others.  In Him, we find the strength to love those who require extra grace.

The journey begins with faith in God.  Hope blossoms as you follow the Creator.  Growing closer to Jesus leads to a love that endures forever.

[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p.202) Thomas Nelson

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