Why is faith important?

Posted by Elaine April 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM AEST

What do you consider your most prized possession? A house, car, boat, or cash would likely be high on most folks’ list. But even treasures and luxuries won’t bring lasting satisfaction—why else do so many men and women keep trading up and adding to their collection?

Sadly, in the race to have “better” and “more,” we often overlook our most valuable asset – faith.

We are saved by faith when we trust Jesus. God has called us to a life of faith. In Hebrews 11:6 we learn that without faith it is impossible to please God.

It’s so easy to be ruled by worry and fear instead of faith but that solves nothing. When we let faith be at the core of our life, inundating your thoughts, our attitudes and our actions there’s no room for negative emotions.

Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”—and this corresponds to trust in Jesus Christ as Savior. Faith isn’t something we can work to obtain; rather, it is a gift from the Lord.

Jesus said that faith as small as a mustard seed—one of the smallest seeds in existence—enables us to do miraculous deeds (Matt. 17:20).
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The Bible states that there is nothing we can do to achieve eternal security in God’s kingdom; we are saved only by His grace, through faith. Ephesians 2:8-9.

The best way to move forward is by first receiving life’s greatest gift—faith in the Saviour. Romans 10:9 says to “confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Salvation and abundant life are found nowhere else.

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