For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
People use their senses to navigate the world around them. Babies use their senses to communicate with adults. Babies cry when they are hungry or in pain. When they are happy; they smile. As they get older, they use their eyes to identify their primary caregivers and are reluctant to interact with strangers. As adults, we use our senses to stay safe; people look out for cars before crossing the street. In the New Testament, there is a man, Thomas by name, who chose to use his senses to understand the resurrection of Jesus Christ. When the disciples told him they saw Jesus, he responded, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” John 20:25 Thomas didn’t understand that as people of faith, we walk by faith in God, not our senses.
Yesterday, we looked at Abraham, and his encounter with the all sufficient God. His name was changed to the father of many even though he was childless. God gave the promise to Abraham, but there was twenty-five years between the promise and the birth of the child. It must have been funny when he had to tell people that he was now Abraham, the father of many without one child. But Abraham lived by faith in God. “So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham’s. For Abraham is the father of all who believe.” Romans 5:16. While Thomas walked by sight, Abraham walked by faith.
Thought for Today: Follow Abraham’s example; believe God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.