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Daily Reading: 2 Chronicles 19:1-20:37 ESV, Romans 10:14-11:12 ESV, Psalm 21:1-13 ESV, Proverbs 20:4-6 ESV

Daily Verse: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17 ESV)

AKOE (189): “The sense or the thing heard, a message or teaching Rom 10:16-17.”[i]

Thing heard.

Hearing about Jesus leads you to Him.  Even though my parents raised me in a Christ-following home, I didn’t truly understand faith until my twenties.  The list of do’s and don’ts found in the Bible overwhelmed me.  From my childlike perspective, my long list of sins made me unworthy to engage with God.

What I learned as I matured, God knows we will sin.  As humans, we can’t help ourselves.  Battling the flesh never ends, no matter how long you follow Jesus.  But what does happen as we pursue Christ; He cleanses us from our sinful ways.

Hearing about Jesus made me understand faith.  Believing in the supernatural requires trusting what we can’t see without proof.  The more one hears about Christ, the more one believes.  As you begin to practice what you hear, your faith will grow.

Confidence in Christ.

Hearing about Jesus and what He does in the lives of His followers will give you confidence in Him.  Listening to the miracles that occur every day in our world strengthens our faith.  Watching as bodies of believers come together to help each other in times of crisis draws us closer to the Savior.

Faith wavers when we walk alone but grows when we gather with others. Attending corporate worship allows us to hear how Jesus works in people’s lives. Listening to others will help your faith remain strong.

Everyone has moments of doubt.  Life’s challenges can make one wonder.  But our faith will grow when we hear about Jesus and the modern-day miracles happening in the world today.

Develop confidence in Christ by listening to what others say about Him.  Attend a local church with solid teachings, and you will hear about the wonders of the Savior.  When you do, you can’t help but believe in Jesus.  Apply what you hear, and your trust in Christ will thrive.

[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 11) Thomas Nelson

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