Light is Green
are driving down the street and you come to a GREEN
light...what do you do?
You calmly continue through the intersection - right?
you have just exercised something called "faith".
You believe the light in the opposite direction
is RED, that the
approaching drivers are paying close attention to
notice the signal, and that they have the ability to
we realize it or not, we exercise faith in every
aspect of our daily lives.
We have a prescription filled at the local
pharmacy without even a second thought.
The pharmacist interprets the physician’s
(often difficult to read) instructions, scoops some
colored pills into a plastic container, slaps on a
label with the prescribed dosage, and we believe that
the medication we have received will help make us
better, not worse.
Yes, whether we mail a letter, travel by land,
air or sea, eat at a restaurant, start a new job, buy
a home, enter into marriage, etc., faith is an active
agent in each of our daily lives.
Faith is the confidence that puts TRUST
also plays a vital role in our relationship to God and
salvation from SIN.
fact, the Bible teaches us that "without faith -
it is impossible to please God.
For he that comes to God must believe that He
is AND that he rewards THOSE who diligently
SEEK Him" (Hebrews 11:6).
there are two parts here:
We BELIEVE God
- AND - We COME to Him.
is a BIG difference in; Believing IN God
(having a mental awareness of His existence) and BELIEVING
God (trusting and obeying His Word). Believing IN
God should lead us to BELIEVE God.
BELIEVING God should lead us to ACT upon
is how we COME to God!
order to be saved from sin - we must believe
in God and Jesus His Son, trust
His promises, turn from
our sins to Him (i.e., repent –
Acts 17:30-31), confess
our faith in Him (Romans 10:9-10), and ACT upon
our faith by submitting to baptism for the
forgiveness of our sins (Acts 2:38).
Then as Christians, our faith should continue
act in obedience to God (James 2:14-26).
Because the FAITH that SAVES - is the FAITH
light is GREEN!
Will YOU not ACT
upon your faith today?
God bless you.
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1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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