Sunday, May 8, 2011

Faith is the substance of things hoped for

Daily Light Devotions - May 9 - Morning

Faith is the substance of things hoped for ...

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 1

If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. 2

But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him"-- 3

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. 4

Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." 5

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 6

for we walk by faith, not by sight. 7

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 8

1 Heb 11:1;
2 1 Cor 15:19;
3 1 Cor 2:9;
4 Eph 1:13,14;
5 John 20:29;
6 1 Pet 1:8,9;
7 2 Cor 5:7;
8 Heb 10:35

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