What is Your Faith Rooted In?

Description

Scripture teaches us that we are ‘built up’ in Christ Jesus, the firm foundation. We have faith in Him because He is worthy of it.

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing mood.” —C.S. Lewis

It’s fashionable to have “faith,” and pretty much noncontroversial. I have faith in my office chair when I sit down in it. People have faith that things are going to get better. They have faith in higher powers, themselves, the economy, and—depending on the results of the last election—faith in government. The concept of faith is warm and cozy, and daytime talk shows ooze happiness when discussing it. “Having a hard time? Just have faith!” Yeah, faith is back in vogue. You are cool if you have it.

The sticky part of faith is this: What is your faith rooted in?

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness—Colossians 2:6-7.

Faith has to be grounded in something. It’s just goofy when we have this vague concept of faith and fuzzy feelings that have no basis in reality. Scripture teaches us that we are ‘built up’ in Christ Jesus, the firm foundation. We have faith in Him because He is worthy of it. We are not to have faith in humanity (that goes poorly). We have faith in Christ.

Faith in Christ allows us to live in Him and be empowered for the mission by Him. He gives us that kind of faith when we ask it of Him.

Jesus, You are the only one worthy of faith. I don’t want to put my faith in false promises of man or temporary highs. I want You and the refuge You offer. Amen.

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Related
Ethics for Situations
Dr. R.C. Sproul
Your Daily Dose: Tiptoe Through the Tulips!
Steve Noble
Yes to Life
Central Christian Church
Be the Light
David McGee
I Am an Evangelist
NewSpring Church
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple