God honors stubborn faith that looks to Him alone.
Faith which honors God is honored by God.
Faith is not intelligent understanding it is deliberate commitment to a Person! (1)
Everyone is a person of faith! If someone tells you that they are a person of faith they have not told you anything about themselves which you did not already know about them.
The object of someone’s faith is what defines them.
I know people who can wax eloquently about the power of faith. Faith in and of itself has no power. It is the object of faith which has the power.
If someone has faith in evolution then he believes in the prevailing power of evolution and stakes every bit and portion of his life on evolution.
If someone has faith in an institution, then he believes in the prevailing power of the institution and stakes his life on the institution.
Christians have faith in Jesus, not in the church, not in the Bible, not in their pastor, and most importantly not in their own faith.
Christians received their name Christians because they believed in Jesus Christ (Acts 11:26), not because they had faith.
Christians were taught to honor Jesus, not faith, because it is Jesus who saves:
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (2)
No matter how intense your faith is, it is no stronger than the object of your faith!
Who is the object of your faith?
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Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest : Selections for the Year (Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House Publishers, 1993).
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001), Romans 10:9.