Faith’s Only Concern
By A. A. Ronshausen
Everything we receive from God, we get through faith. Righteousness cometh by faith (Phil. 3:9). Salvation cometh by faith (Eph. 2:8). Without faith the heavens are locked. God has decreed the just shall live by faith (Rom. 1:17). Without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6).
“...Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Rom. 10:17). The basis of all faith is the Word of God. The written Word is the record God gave us of His Son, the Living Word. Faith believes the record. Unbelief makes God a liar (1 John 5:10).
“He sent His Word, and healed them...” (Psa. 107:20). Here is the great secret and plan. Here is described the wonderful way of God with the children of men. The Word is the gateway to God and the supernatural. Faith believes the Word and the promises. God is faithful. He never disappoints faith in His Word. When we meet the conditions, the promises are ours.
The Bible is the story of men and women who have believed God’s Word, and have performed great exploits of faith. Faith and patience inherit the promises. The Word inspires faith. Faith obtains the wonderful promises of God.
Faith is the substance – title deed – of things hoped for, the evidence – certainty – of things not seen (Heb. 11:1). To faith, the Scriptures are discovered to be the infallible, unfailing, eternal Words of God (Matt. 5:18). Faith regards no circumstances, favorable or unfavorable. Faith asks only, “What said the Word?” Faith banks all, risks all on the faithfulness of God in His Word.