What do you place your faith in? The answer is obvious, right? It’s God and Christ.
But is that true?
Many of us think we place our faith in God and Christ when our actions show that actually we place our faith in ourselves or in other people.
I’ll give you a couple of examples… Are you still sweating hard like a sinner, worried about being made right with God? Are you caught up in performance based Christianity trying to live a righteous life? Christ has done the work for you. God is your supplier, not you; not your good works; not the law, it’s God.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9.
We all know the scripture, but we need to spend some time letting that truth soak in until it becomes our perspective, our default way of thinking.
Perhaps you place your faith in people. If such and such a pastor isn’t preaching, you may not bother coming to the service because you don’t believe you’ll get anything out of it. Do you rely on your pastor for the revelation or on the Holy Spirit? Do rely on the pastor for the blessing or on God? Don’t you know that God has already supplied “all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”?! Philippians 4:19
“And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.” Acts 17:25
There is only one appropriate home for our faith and that is in the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. “For we are all children of God By faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26) He made us righteous through becoming the perfect sacrifice for us all, fulfilling the Law and shedding His blood on the cross. The Holy Spirit is in us constantly reminding us of this Truth and that we’re are the children of God. God did this all because He loves us! Now that’s a God worth putting our faith in!
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”
“And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”