Faith Comes by Hearing

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

Many people wish they had more faith in God. Even the disciples wanted Jesus to show them how to increase their faith (Luke 17:5).

One of the important things to ask as you seek to be a person of great faith is, “What is the object of my faith?” Great faith comes when we begin to believe in the things God wants, not what we want. God is under no obligation to accomplish our will, but God is constantly working to accomplish His will.

One of the best ways we can know what God wants is to know the Bible. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to the world. In the Bible, we can discover what God wants and through that knowledge we can learn to pray for God’s will to be done, not our will to be done. If you never or rarely read the Bible, you will never or rarely know what God wants and the faith you have will be vulnerable to fear and/or doubt.

Talk to God today about your dedication to hearing and reading God’s word. If you have been lacking in your pursuit of Bible knowledge, confess it to God and get into a LifeGroup, a daily Bible reading plan, and other Bible learning opportunities. As your knowledge of God’s Word increases, so will your faith.

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