…Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God – Romans 10:17
Our opening text gives us an understanding of the relationship between faith and knowledge. Faith comes by hearing or knowing God’s Word. Faith is a product of your knowledge of God’s Word; it’s a product of your consciousness of His personality, and revelation knowledge of Him. That knowledge or consciousness gives you a mind-set; it makes you worship the Lord in a special way, because you recognize and acknowledge His greatness.
One distinct feature of every true Christian is deep hunger for the Word of God; the insatiable urge to know the Lord more and fellowship with Him. The more you get to know Him—through the Word—the more your faith is built up with His personality, thoughts, and character revealed through you. The story of Moses is an inspiring case in point. He had his first major encounter with the Lord at Mount Horeb (Exodus 3:2). God spoke to him out of a burning bush that wasn’t consumed, and commissioned him to deliver the children of Israel from their servitude to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. He sent him with the promise that He, Yahweh (or Jehovah), would be with him (Exodus 3:12).
This was all Moses needed—the knowledge that God would be with him! On the basis of that knowledge, he proceeded with extraordinary boldness to confront Pharaoh who at the time was a dreaded absolute ruler. Moses’ audacity of faith was inspired by his consciousness that a greater than Pharaoh was with him. That knowledge energized his faith and emboldened his confidence to see Pharaoh as nothing but a mere mortal who couldn’t do him any harm.
This is what you need today: a rich knowledge of God through His Word! This is indispensable to you if you must live and fulfill the will and purpose of God for your life. Through your knowledge of His greatness and power, you’re audacious in faith, and are able to confront and prevail over the challenges of life.
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Heavenly Father, I thank you for your Word and its power in my life. My faith is alive and working, because I recognize your awesome and glorious presence in me. You’re the glory of my life; you’re my strength, my victory, and my song. I love you with all my heart, and appreciate your grace and peace that are multiplied in my life through the knowledge of your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: 2 Peter 1:2-3