SPOTLIGHT: When we see such majestic things before our very eyes, is it just Amazement that takes place or do we realize this all was created by the God of the entire Universe and it is by FAITH in HIM we are amazed? There is a difference between Amazement and Faith. God isn’t just interested in creating a mind boggling experience, HE is after our obedience in His ruling our hearts!
NOTE THE DIFFERENCES CONCERNING FAITH AND EXPERIENCE!
Paul David Tripp noted the following:
- You can be amazed by the grand sweep of the redemptive story in Scripture and not be living in faith.
- You can be amazed by the labyrinthine logic of the theology of the Word of God and not be living by faith.
- You can be amazed by the great worship music you participate in every Sunday and not be living by faith.
- You can be amazed by the love of your small group and not be living by faith.
- You can be amazed by the wonderful biblical preaching and teaching that you hear and not be living by faith.
- You can be amazed by the grace of the cross of Jesus and not be living by faith.
Hebrews 11:6 reads, “But without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please HIM; for He that comes to God must believe that HE is and that HE is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”
His is not satisfied with the wonder and amazement we have in our minds. He is not going to let it all stop there. He moves on establishing in us life-altering rule in our very deepest heart, our soul and our spirit as they are developed in the full maturity of God’s design for His children in this life and the next. From regeneration to glorification, it is ALL about HIM and HIS work in us!! Amen!