Thursday, February 23, 2012

What 2 Corinthians 5:7 Speaks Today

“…for we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7ESV)

2 Corinthians 5:7 speaks today. It rings and echoing in my mind. It helps me to delight in God. The word ‘faith’ is to believe in something or someone, to fully trust, to be so confident that you base your actions on what you believe. It is more than just 'believing'; it is entrusting your very life to what you believe. To have faith is to be fully convinced of the truthfulness and reliability of that in which you believe. To have faith in God then means to have the kind of trust and confidence in God, in Jesus Christ that leads you to commit your whole soul to Him as your personal Savior and Lord of All. To walk by faith as I defines it in a compress mode is to walk with God, keep your fellowship with Him even if you don’t feel it and see Him physically but you know, deep down to your soul that He is ever present in your life. It is a deep trust and confidence in God. It is in the delight of treasuring Jesus in your life. Faith in a single Object: God Himself. That’s faith!

Below is one of the best expressions (a poem) of 2 Corinthians 5:7 I come across so far. Oh, it’s very much helpful in my appreciation in this verse today.

By Faith Not Sight
written by Ruth A. Morgan

Sometimes I’m sad. I know not why.
My heart is sore distressed;
It seems the burdens of this world
Have settled on my heart.
And yet I know … I know that God
Who doeth all things right
Will lead me thus to understand
To walk by faith … not sight.

And though I may not see the way
He’s planned for me to go,
The way seems dark to me just now
But oh, I’m sure He knows!
Today He guides my feeble step
Tomorrow’s in His right.
He has asked me to never fear
But walk by faith … not sight.

Some day the mists will roll away,
The sun will shine again.
I’ll see the beauty in the flowers,
I’ll hear the bird’s refrain.
And then I’ll know my Father’s hand
Has led the way to light
Because I placed my hand in His
And walked by faith … not sight.


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