Strength of Faith
“Faith” is a word used so often by Christians that we easily forget its purpose and power. It’s not nebulous, nor does it make you vaguely a “person of faith.” Biblical faith trusts in the triune God for salvation, that is, in what He did and what He will do. And living faith always leads to action: “For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection” (Heb. 11:33-35).