#10: FAITH AND PRAYER
Note: Faith is believing the Word of God is true and speaking and acting accordingly (Romans 10:8-10, 17, James 2:17-18).
The Word of God is alive and powerful to bring the promises
of God to pass for those who believe it.
(4:12, 1-3, 6:12)
One who holds firm to his confidence in Christ and His Word
receives the fulfillment of God’s promises.
But those who harden their hearts in unbelief and disobedience
miss the benefits God has for them.
A foolish Christian casts off his confidence in the Lord, but
the wise hold fast to their confession of faith without wavering.
A promise from God does not help the one who doubts it,
but it profits those who mix it with words and actions of faith.
(4:2, James 2:20-26)
The Lord Who gave promises is faithful,
and confidence in Him pays off greatly.
The sluggard is lazy, indifferent and undisciplined,
but by diligent faith and patience one inherits God’s promises.
One who doubts doesn’t embrace the promises
of God in faith; neither does he unite in faith
with those who believe God’s Word. (4:2; see Amplified Bible)
Some things promised by God only come by faith,
perseverance, longsuffering, and diligent pursuit. (6:12)
Take your inheritance by faith, knowing that no word
from God is without power.
For the Word of God is living and full of energy
to set God’s will in motion.
(4:11-12, Luke 1:37)
Please God by drawing near to Him by faith,
walking by faith, and receiving His grace by faith.
(10:22, 11:6, II Corinthians 5:7, Romans 5:2)
One with an exemplary life turns away from dead works
and lives a life of faith. (6:1)
The Word of God is alive and powerful
to equip one to enter into God’s rest.
Note: this devotional is from the new book, Proverbs of Faith, Hope, and Love, volume 1, Day 72, pages 163-164.