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Faith Matters
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If my salvation depends soley upon my faith, then I don't have a chance. There are times when I am less than faithful. My faith wavers, grows thin, and yes, even fails. At times I am a faithless sinner. But I read that Christ came to save sinners.1 Evidently, Jesus had faith that I would respond to His offer. That's an intriguing thought--that Jesus had faith in me. That strengthens my faith! Because of God's mercy, I am a sinner saved by grace. I am saved by His faith!

My faith is important but that is not my focus. God's faith is far better than mine. His faith is eternal, strong, unwavering and true. Mine is flimsy, fleeting and easily influenced by circumstances.

So, does my faith matter? Yes and no. I must believe that God's grace is able to save me, which means I must exercise faith in His promised deliverance. But even this is a gift?2 I don't have to rely on my weakened imperfect faith because I have God's perfect faith. The challenge for me today is that I acknowledge and use this gift as if it were my own.

By Rich DuBose. All rights reserved by Bible Bay. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines. Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®

1. Jesus said, "I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners." (Mark 2:17) NASB
2. "God has allotted to each a measure of faith. " (Romans 12:3) NASB