“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.“~Oswald Chambers
This saying by Oswald Chambers conjures an image in my mind of a blind man holding on to the arm of his guide and confidently crossing a busy street. In order for him to walk without fear, he must trust his guide. He must believe that his guide will keep him safe and lead him to the appropriate destination. The blind man must know who is leading him in order to be relaxed and confident even though he cannot see the way he takes.
Chambers was, of course, speaking of spiritual faith in God, the Father. For us to confidently walk wherever He leads us, we must know Him well, trust Him thoroughly, and love Him completely.
How do we come to know Him intimately? Through His Word and through belief in His Son, Jesus.
Take a look at the verses below.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight“
2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
“For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’ How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!’ …So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:11-15, 17 NKJV
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’”
Romans 1:16-17 NKJV (emphasis mine)
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.“
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV
Have you put your faith in the One who desires to lead you on the path to life?
“Jesus said… ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”
John 14:6 NKJV
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Oswald Chambers—evangelist, teacher (1874-1917)
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