1 Sa 9-11; Heb 11; Psalm 28-29
Contrary to that visible King – that which we see securing us – we are to Learn ‘Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things NOT seen’
Faith as the 11th chapter of Hebrews sets out to describe is summed up in many examples – Abraham – who ‘set out not knowing where he was going’ – Moses who ‘persevered as though he saw him who is invisible’
This is where the age old false dichotomy between ‘faith’ and ‘works’ is resolved. For ‘faith’ is not a set of beliefs – but a Setting of a Life towards something. It is Evidenced in Living Towards God’s Kingdom. As one of my mentors puts it, it is living a life that would make no sense at all, if God did not exist.
Living by faith is perfectly expressed in Isaiah 50:10 – Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant,
who walks in darkness and has no light, yet trusts in the name of the Lord and relies upon his God? – It is Jeremiah buying the potters field. It makes No sense at all to those who watch on – but it is Life to those who walk without light except that of faith.