How to have faith – Romans 10:17 | 2-minute meditation


When we mediate on Romans 10:17, we see the helpful logical progress of Paul’s thought.

Romans 10:17
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In Romans chapter 10 verse 17. Paul gives us a really logical sequence. Classic Paul. Romans 10, 17: So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

We start with the word of Christ, which is one of the things that we’re doing when we’re meditating, we’re going to the words of God. We know that Christ himself is the Word.

And we take these words into us. We read, we listen, we meditate, and this leads to faith and faith is a good thing. The writer to Hebrews says, without faith, it is impossible to please God. And it’s a good thing to please God.

But sometimes we wonder, don’t we, where’s my faith going to come from? I know as I was looking at my son dying recently, a really tragic time for us, one of the questions is, do we have faith for Morgan to see us in the next life when we’re all in heaven, united with Christ? Where does that faith come from?

Faith that we will go to heaven comes from listening to all the amazing things that Jesus said. Like to the thief on the cross next to him. "Today, you will be with me in Paradise."

What an incredible promise to cling to. You can imagine how much that must have meant to the thief. Putting his trust in Christ right at that last moment of his life.

So we need the word of Christ. We need it in our hearts. We need to listen and that will become faith; that will turn into faith. This is a logical progression. We don’t have to work it up in ourselves. This is a promise in the word of God.

Do you feel short of faith? Well, now, you know what you need to do. And so do I.

God, we thank you for the word that you’ve given to us. We thank you that we can take it in. And we thank you that this generates faith as your gift to us. Amen.

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