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"We live by faith and not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7,
This verse seems to put faith in opposition to sight, as if sight negates faith.
Some say it is foolish to abandon rational thought in favor of blind superstition. They are right but faith is anything but blind superstition. Faith is relational in respect to the object of that faith. We have faith in a God that we know and experience. Superstition explains away facts and gives conclusions without knowledge.
LIVE BY FAITH
Our trust (faith) in Jesus, and work on our behalf as sufficient to save us from our sins and give us eternal life (John 3:16) and since sight did not save us it is illogical to think that sight could provide for us or sustain us. If we are saved by faith we must live by faith. God would not make salvation one way and living that salvation a contrary way, we are born again through faith so we must live by the same way.
Our faith is personal; one man's experience of faith will not communicate it's realities to another man. Faith is something that we find to be so simple that a child may practice it daily and aged philosophers may ponder its depths with inconclusive frustration. Faith is the Christian essential. We must live by that same faith that gave us life.
We struggle with faith and are fed confusion by enemies of the gospel. We try to express faith in different ways, we say things like trusting Jesus as Savor, or accepting the Lord, or coming to Jesus, or asking Jesus into your heart, and other phrases like this to convey the truths of faith. The terms that made faith click for you as a young believer are the same terms that you live by.
Christian disciplines such as prayer, scripture memory, service, Bible reading etc. will build up our faith but when they become the object of our lives they are not an exercise in faith but of sight. These disciplines do not give life but are an expression of life and the effect of growing as a Christian.
Whatever your situation do not resort to schemes and plans but trust in God, trust what you know about God and trust his actions on your behalf. That is what brought us into this life and that's what keeps us going.
To learn more about God's plan of salvation by faith follow this link: click here.
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