Unwavering Faith and Singleness of Mind
Written by Editorial Team on April 27, 2019
Author credit: Elder Matthew George, Gospel Mission Assemblies, Dominica
Faith is defined in Hebrews 11:1 as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
The Scripture teaches that the sinner puts his faith in Jesus Christ for the salvation of his soul (Eph. 2:8-9) that is saving faith. However, that saved sinner must, of necessity, continue to exercise faith in God to see him through life’s pathway. He needs to believe God to meet his needs and to take care of him generally.
That’s the blessing of being saved. The bible says in Matthew 6:33 – “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Since this epistle was specifically written to the Christian Jews who were scattered throughout the Roman Empire, it must be borne in mind that they could not, at the point in time, have enjoyed the facility of the temple to gather and offer their prayers (II Chron. 6:29-31). However, if they were taken captive or were dispersed through persecution, then they were expected to pray towards their land Israel (II Chron. 6:37-39). It means that they were expected to exercise more faith in God. James 1:6 says: “but let him ask in faith, not wavering.”
In exercising faith it behooves us to exercise singleness of mind, not wavering Hebrews 11:6 says “But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Brethren, be encouraged and make up your mind to trust God all the way.