Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalms 33:1,12,18-22; Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19; Luke 12:32-48
A preacher took to the pulpit one Sunday morning and proceeded to deliver a sermon on the virtue of Faith. He said, in part,
To have Faith requires willingness to take risks.
To have Faith requires willingness to accept disappointment.
To have Faith requires willingness to reject safety and security as the primary conditions of life.
To have Faith requires willingness to love and be loved, regardless of any painful consequences.
To have Faith requires courage.
The preacher then concluded the sermon, saying,
I’ve given up expecting you to take that giant “Leap of Faith” everybody talks about. But it is nice to see you take a little hop now and then.
Jesus said to the crowd that had gathered to hear Him preach His Sermon on the Mount:
You must be perfect just as your Heavenly Father is perfect (Mt. 5:48).
And, as followers of Jesus Christ, as a People of Faith in Jesus Christ, that is what we aspire to; that is…
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