Weak in faith?

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 KJVER

glasses_on_bible_smWeak faith arises from a defect in our knowledge of God’s word. Many of the Lord’s people have an imperfect acquaintance with the gospel. They know but little of God’s real character, or of the nature and design of the Saviour’s work, or of what really constitutes Christian salvation, because they have not studied God’s word. Consequently they are full of fears, and are often assailed with doubts, whereas if well informed in the Scriptures, they would be rejoicing in hope of the glory of God. They think they must do something, besides believing in Christ, in order to gain acceptance with God; or they must feel something, more than they have, before they are entitled to peace with God. Such do not perceive that they are putting what they do or what they feel in the place of Christ; or they are adding these things to Christ, as if He alone were not sufficient. They are doing what the Galatians did, who made circumcision necessary to salvation; and to whom Paul said, “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law, ye are fallen from grace.” Beloved, grace alone must form the ground of our acceptance with God. Works only follow as the fruit of faith and grace.

Blest soul that can say, “Christ only I seek!”
Wait for Him alway, be constant though weak;
The Lord whom thou servest, will not tarry long,
To Him e’en the weakest is dear as the strong.

DAILY REMEMBRANCER OCTOBER 3 EVENING

About John Gideon Hartnett

Dr John G. Hartnett is an Australian physicist and cosmologist, and a Christian with a biblical creationist worldview. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Physics from The University of Western Australia, W.A., Australia. He was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) fellow at the University of Adelaide, with rank of Associate Professor. Now he is retired. He has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.
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