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Hebrews 11
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
I recently listend to John Piper talk about the “fruit” and the root” of Justification. Saying that the two should never be confused. It is by faith and by faiht alone we are untied with Christ, He is our substittion, He is the one wh has paid for our sins.To be sure the fruit should also be evident, but “fruit” doesn’t save by itself, No amount of piety saves, faith in Christ alone saves, it is that which makes us right before God.

No the text says “faith is the substance of things hoped for” What have we hoped for we have hope or at least we should, in “an inheritance that does not spoil or fade away” a place int the Blessed family of God who are in Christ. We hope to be like Jesus. We hope for this corruption to to be put away and the incorruptable to be put in its place. We hope for a place where there is no more sickness or sorrow or despair. We hope for life eternal and we hope to behold our Lord Jesus and to know Him and discover in all the ages to come.
We hope too be finally rid of sin and the corruption in our sous that so often make our hearst stray from God, and we hope for a heaven filled with Christ and His angels and saints.

These are things we do not yet see, even as we do not yet see except by faith this glorious slavation that God has wrought for us and in us. It makes one year for a place at the saviors feet, there to sit and learn from Him all the wisdom of the ages.. These things and more we hope for, and our hope is not in vain, it is in God Almighty whose Word cannot fail, even if we do. Who remains faithfull to uphold us, even when we fail to be faithfull.
This is life eternal, to know Him and to see Him as He is.

Sola Fide, Sola Christos, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura, Soli Deo Gloria. Until we see as we are seen. Amen.

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Posted August 18, 2010 by Reformed and renewed in Devotional

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