Ⅱ Corinthians 5:6-9

Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

There is a little parenthesis that the Apostle Paul uses in II Corinthians 5:7. It is the only time Paul uses these exact words, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” I wonder if the Lord allowed him the revelation to know the eternal weight of that tiny little phrase in parentheses. This phrase is the culmination of the entire life of the Believer.

The world walks by sight. They walk with what they see and can comprehend with their minds. It makes perfect sense for human beings to go by what they can acknowledge and understand. A Believer, however, has to walk by a little common word to the Christian known as pisteōs, faith.

Sometimes you just will not know what is going on and you won’t understand it, that is when you have to walk by faith. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep trusting God. This becomes a harsh reality that offers little comfort in the midst of a trial or test. Rest assured the Lord would not have called us to walk somewhere His Grace could not flow to. Even though you don’t know what is going on and what you see seems so contrary to God’s instruction, just keep going.

Are you walking too much by sight? Are you walking too little by faith? Why not examine yourself today and see if you really are walking by faith. God is faithful to guide you and lead you through the darkest of circumstances to His eternal good. Keep walking by faith, not by what you see in front of you.

53-0506 - “Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever”

We could never figure it out. You can't figure God out; you've just got to believe God, isn't that right? There was two trees in the garden of Eden, one of them was knowledge, and the other one was Life. And when a man went off the Tree of Life, to eat the tree of knowledge, he always tried to figure things out from then on. He never has got straightened out yet. So we might as well go back to the Tree of Life and just believe. Is that right? 3  And think! The first bite he took, he destroyed him… He destroyed his fellowship with God. And every time he takes a bite off of it, he destroys himself. He bit off gun powder, kills his comrade. He bit off an automobile, kills more than all the wars. And now, he's got hisself a hydrogen bomb. I wonder what he's going to do with that. But every time he bites off the tree of knowledge, he separates himself from God, and from… And God isn't known by knowledge; God's known by faith. By faith we believe God. How wonderful. And I hope that these few nights to be with you here, proves to be a great blessing to all of us.

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