Daniel: Trusting God
02/18/2017, by John Kincaid
Lesson 1055: Definition of Faith
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Heb.11:1
Substance is what makes something real.
Our great hope is eternal life in heaven. Faith in Jesus is how a Christian’s hope becomes a reality. 1 Pet.1:7-9
Evidence is a clue or indirect proof of something currently hidden or uncertain.
Things not seen include the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
A detective rarely witnesses a crime, but builds a case from what can be seen.
Faith in Jesus can be seen, because it produces changed lives and selfless works.
Many other indicators point to God; unbelievers are without excuse. Rom. 1:18-20
It takes boldness to proclaim your faith to anyone, and courage to witness to a king.
But their faith went beyond affirming God: "Not my will, but Thine be done."
About This Series
The book of Daniel, unlike any other, shows us that God is in control.
Daniel shows that God's wisdom is infinite, and God's love is perfect.
Because this is true, we can trust God.
This series seeks to build deep trust in God. Then even in troubled times, we can live without fear.