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HERE ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN PLACE OUR FAITH IN (continued):

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Your Word for
25 September 2023

Acts 16:26
‘Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.’

3. FAITH IN POSITION.
This is called influencialism. This occurs because we believe that because of the position we hold, we will be able to influence any situation to our benefit. For this reason many people clamour for positions and they are convinced that when they get there, their problems will be over. Or we can believe that our connection to powerful and influential people will provide the answer we have been hoping for.

Psalm 146:3 ‘Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.’ (New Living Translation)

This scripture is sobering.

4. FAITH IN RELIGION
Sometimes our faith can be more religion than relationship with God. We then put our faith in religion. We call this phariseism.

Luke 18:9 ‘Jesus also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves, thinking they were righteous, but who looked down on everyone else…’

Faith in religion brings death, but faith in God brings life.

5. FAITH IN MAN
We call this humanism.

Jeremiah 17:5 This is what the Lord says: ‘Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away form the Lord.’

This kind of faith has taken the world by storm. Humanity becomes its own god and it thinks it is the solution to every issue and problem.

6. FAITH IN REASON
We call this rationalism.

Proverbs 3:5 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…’

Our own understanding or the understanding within the human race, is not something that can be depended on and it is not something we can put our faith in. The Bible makes it very clear: ‘lean not on your own understanding.’ The Bible also makes it very clear what we should do: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart…’ That is where our faith should actually rest.

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