Topic: Don’t Wait To See; Just Believe!
[DCLM Daily Manna 13 October 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Hebrews 11:7-16 (KJV)
Key Verse: “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and become heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Hebrews 11:7).
An expression of unbelief commonly heard from doubters and scorners is “Seeing is believing.” Unfortunately too, there are some so-called Christians who operate by this principle of unbelief. The expression simply means that one will not believe until one has seen the thing happened. Those who wait to see before they believe miss a lot of the blessings of God.
Faith accepts and acts on the word of God. It does not wait to see, like Thomas, before taking action. The examples of Noah and the worthies of old cited in the text today clearly illustrates this. God had warned Noah of the coming judgement upon the world through the flood and instructed him to build an ark that will be the means of his salvation and others who will believe. Noah immediately swung into action. It is important to note that Noah had no previous example or precedent to rely on. This is rare faith!
If you wait to see before you believe, it may be dangerously too late for you! Those who waited to see before they believed Noah’s message of the coming flood never had the chance to escape the deluge. Similarly, those who want to wait to see before they believe in the reality of heaven and hell and the coming final judgement will eternally regret their unbelief.
God works by faith and honours those who have strong persuasion on His word and promises before they see it happen in their lives. One thing we have to be certain about is the fact that God cannot lie. Whatever He says, He will surely do. Once He has made a proclamation concerning your life, you can be sure that it will be as He has said. You don’t need to wait to see it happen before you believe.
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