KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING

“By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8).

In the life of faith there is a tension between knowing and not knowing.  There is a confidence that proclaims, “I know my Redeemer lives” while at the same time an uncertainty that declares, “I’m not sure where God is leading.”  Such is the nature of faith.  When exercised it takes us to places we cannot see and never imagined.

As churches and believers, we do well to examine ourselves and ask, “Am I truly progressing ahead by faith?  Or am I just doing each day those things that I can manage?  Control?  That are comfortable and predictable?  A life lived by faith is a venture into unknown possibilities.

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