I like to review hymns while I am walking on the treadmill and recently I have been going over this one. The chorus of it goes:But I know whom I have believedand am persuaded that he is able,To keep that which I've committedUnto Him against that day.Believe. Again I am confronted with what, who do I believe and the reminder that I must choose each day that yes, I do believe God, I will believe God.My reading in John this morning also brought this out. Chapter 4 and verses 46-53. Jesus was going to Galilee and a nobleman who heard that he was in the area, sought him out for the healing of his sick son, at the point of death. He found Jesus and besought him to come down to where his son was to heal him. It seems that Jesus gave him a rebuke in his reply: "Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe." Seemingly implying that unless the man SAW Jesus do something to heal his son at his bedside, the man could not believe. But these words did not deter him. He was pleading for his son, -"Sir, come down ere my child die." A little rebuke would not stop him from saving his son's life. He knew this Jesus could heal his son. Asking him to come was just a formality, in his heart he understood it was not necessary. Jesus knows what is in man and he can see beyond the words we say. He healed the son and told the man "Go thy way; thy son liveth." The man believed and left. He believed Jesus. He went his way home and his belief was revealed.
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1
He took Jesus at his word and when he arrived home he saw the evidence of the faith he had in believing what Jesus said. Oh, friend He is the same Jesus today that he was then.
"Jesus the same yesterday, today and forever." Heb. 13:8.
"Be not afraid, only believe." Mark 5:36
Until next time I pray you rest in God's grace and peace to sustain you one day at a time.