Faith in the Unseen

so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2:5

When God created Adam and Eve, He granted them the freedom to choose between knowledge and life (Gen 3:1–7). Had they chosen life, it would have meant living in God’s presence for eternity. Instead, they chose knowledge; disobeying God and simultaneously ushering in the era of death.

Some claim that if God created everything, He must have created evil. That isn’t true. Evil, like death, is merely the absence of God. In the same way, cold is the absence of heat, and darkness is the absence of light. The potential for evil came into existence when God gave Adam and Eve the freedom to choose. And because He is life (John 11:25), when Adam and Eve decided to disobey God, evil and death became a reality.

Their hunger to know more has since become humanity’s greatest temptation. It has become more valuable than obedience to our Father, or even life itself. That is why it’s so important to remember that if we want to know God, we must have faith in the unseen.

Start by believing in God’s character. He is who he says. And believe in His promises. He will do what he says. When we trust that God’s promises are intended for us, even when we can’t see them coming to fruition, we take giant leaps away from the need to know and toward an authentic life with God.

Today’s author is Mark Henderson. He is the founder and host of The Inspired Legacy Podcast.

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