June 6 The Word Builds Faith

Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17).

The Word of God is powerful because it produces in us what pleases God and causes Him to respond to our requests: faith. “ “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible”. Faith is the result of dwelling in the Word of God. When we practice the Word of God, it becomes power to us.

It should be your goal throughout life to build your faith because the Bible makes it clear that faith is how we live: “The righteous will live by his faith” We live by faith, not by sight. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. You have to work on having faith in God and His Word. Jesus said, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God’”. Your faith

needs nourishment from the Word if you are to be spiritually sustained. Feed your faith by filling it with God’s Word and acting on that Word. The word of man is what man is; the Word of God is what God is. To live as a child of God, you must believe His Word.

Prayer: Father, As I read and meditate on Your Word, I believe that my faith will grow. Thank You for giving me the faith I need to walk with You through this life.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thought: Faith is simply taking God at His Word.

Reading: 1 Kings 21–22; Luke 23:26–56; Habakkuk 2:4; see also Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38; 2 Corinthians 5:7. Galatians 2:20, Matthew 4:4; Hebrews 11:3.

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