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Without faith it is impossible to please Him…—Hebrews 11:6

Belief in active opposition to common sense is false enthusiasm and narrow-mindedness, and common sense as opposed to faith shows a false reliance on reason as the basis for truth. The life of faith brings these two into the right relationship. Common sense and faith are as different from each other as the natural life is of the spiritual, and as impulsivity is of inspiration. Nothing that Jesus Christ ever said is common sense, but is revelation and is complete, while common sense falls short. But faith must be tried and tested before it becomes a reality in your life. “We know that all things work together for good…” (Romans 8:28), so that whatever happens, the transforming power of God’s providence turns perfect faith into reality. Faith always works in a personal way, because God’s purpose is to see perfect faith become a reality in His children. For every detail of common sense in life, there is a truth that God has revealed by which we can prove in our practical experience what we believe God to be. Faith is a hugely active principle that always puts Jesus Christ first. The life of faith says, “Lord, You have said it, it seems irrational, but I go out boldly, trusting in Your Word” (see for example Matthew 6:33). Converting intellectual faith into our personal property is always a struggle, not just sometimes. God puts us in certain circumstances to teach our faith because it is the nature of faith to make the object of our faith very real to us. Until we know Jesus, God is just a concept and we cannot have faith in Him. But as soon as we hear Jesus say, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9), then we immediately have something that is real, and our faith is limitless. Faith is the whole person in right relationship with God through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

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