When people ask why you believe in God, why you believe in someone, something you can’t see, what’s your response? Does their question excite you to tell your testimony? Do you gratefully recall all He’s done and boast of who He is in your life? Or, does their questions make you wonder why you trust Him?
God’s children have faith in His existence and love Him though we’ve never physically laid eyes on Him. We continue to love and trust Him because we see evidence of Him in our lives and in the world around us. We understand the lives we could be living. We know the punishment we should be facing because of some decisions we’ve made. We realize how close we came to some dangers that could have adversely altered our lives. We are confident in Him because we see Him as our Merciful Shield, our Gracious Father. Thinking of who He is and how He chose us brings a smile to our face and sometimes tears to our eyes.
Because of this affection and reliance upon Him, the scripture assures us that we will be rewarded with the salvation of our souls. We’ve been pardoned and our dirt excused because we cleave to Him. Greatest plea bargain ever.
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1 Peter 1:8-9 (AMP) Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and though you do not even see Him now, you believe and trust in Him and you greatly rejoice and delight with inexpressible and glorious joy, receiving as the result [the outcome, the consummation] of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8-9 (MSG) You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation.