Faith - 1 Peter 1:7

8:03:00 PM

Since the title of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 1:7 I thought that this would be a good intro... :)

"That the trial of your faith, being more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 1:7)

Now we know that 1 Peter was written to Jews but I'd like to take one important word and focus on it. Yep you guessed it. Faith.

Faith. Most of us have heard the Hebrews definition of faith: "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1). But if we keep reading in 1 Peter we get an idea of what this looks like.

"Whom having not seen, ye love, in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory." (1 Peter 1:8)

Now that's faith! We love and believe God even though we haven't physically seen Him.

So why is faith so important? We find the answer in Hebrews:

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." (Hebrews 11:6)

See that? Without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith that believes that God is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Faith is literally everywhere in the Bible. Jesus speaks about having the faith of a mustard seed (Matt. 17:20), Paul talks about having faith in Jesus' blood (Romans 3:25), the famous love chapter talks about faith also (1 Cor. 13:2). In 2 Cor. we are told to walk by faith, not sight (2 Cor. 5:7) and it's even in the fruit of the spirit! (Gal. 5:22). These are just some of the more well known references.

How do we obtain faith then?

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Rom. 10:17)

But we need to do more than hear. We need to act. We need to believe. Believe that God's Word is true and by it we can find everlasting life.

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith." (1 Tim. 4:7)

What a wonderful thing to be able to say this!

That's all for now!

<3 blue topaz

P.S. What else can we learn about faith in the Bible?

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this post, especially how you challenge me to have more faith. Thank you! - Emmaly


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