Bible Ballistics: BBs #654 Our Protecting Weapon???
A word of encouragement on this Friday morning to help us keep our eyes on The Prize—Jesus!
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.
6 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 11:1 & 6
It is our faith that makes the difference—not because we have it, but because of “whom” it is placed in. You see, faith is only as good as the object in which it is placed; and when our faith is in Jesus it is certain and secure for those who have come to Him in repentance and faith in His sacrifice at Calvary for ‘my’ sin! It’s all about God and His great gift to us—Jesus. And as we think of Memorial Day here in the U.S., may we remember the greatest gift of all—Jesus’ substitutionary, atoning sacrifice that all who come to Him may be saved from their sin and have eternal life. May we ever share the good news as we have opportunity and live a life that agrees with what we profess!
“For whosoever shall call
upon the name of the Lord
shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him
in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him
of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear
without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach,
except they be sent?
as it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of them
that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel.
For Esaias saith,
Lord, who hath believed our report?
17 So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:13-17
And when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we possess the “shield of faith”—the greatest weapon for it is backed by the God who saves us!
taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts
of the wicked.” Ephesians 6:16
So, simply put, let us hold on to our shield and march forward in confidence and devotion to The One who gave Himself for us.
“For God so loved the world,
that he gave
his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Amen and Amen!!!