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Faith: acknowledging God and the truth


Prophet Sunday O. Nwabeke

GOD presented a perfectly logical idea to Adam and Eve, that a knowledge of right and wrong would enable them to achieve righteousness. It makes sense, doesn’t it? How can a person do what is right if he doesn’t know the difference between the two.

Look at how holy God is. God told Adam and Eve that learning right and wrong would be a sin worthy of death. He asked then to ignore LOGIC and take Him at His word; to simply trust Him. Why would God do that? Why would He command Adam and Eve to act contrary to their own intelligence? Because God’s commandment represents the question of whether or not Adam and Eve would acknowledge Him and His infinitely greater wisdom as the Creator of the universe.

Adam and Eve were being asked to acknowledge the profound difference between God and themselves; that the smartest of human beings are mere children in comparison to the One Who created us. They were been asked to acknowledge that, no matter what might seem to make sense to us. If God says something different, then we are always smarter to trust Him above ourselves or anyone else.

Adam and Eve’s choice was simple, when challenged with the most important decision of life, would they lean upon their own understanding or would they acknowledge God’s glory and depend upon Him? In both the old and new testaments, God’s relationship with mankind is frequently compared to Him. We as human beings truly are “sheep” and we need the guidance and protection of a divine shepherd. Sheep who wander off often come to tragic ends; those who stay close to their master enjoy safety.

Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. Deuteronomy 8:3, Matt 4:4. Know that the Lord, He is God. It is He Who has made us, and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Heb 11 vs 1.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. For by it, the elders obtain a good report. Through faith we understand that the world was framed by the WORD of God, so that things which are not seen were not made of things which do appear. 

By faith we understand the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen is not made out of what is visible. By faith Enoch was taken from this life so that he did not experience death. “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
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