Daily Devotional (January-17-2021) Believing is seeing.
1 Peter 1: 8-16 - 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory; 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11 searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into 13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
A lot of people all over the world say a lot of things that really makes living as Christian very difficult for them. They say things like, “seeing is believing, Evidence is the truth.” In a natural sense, these sayings appear to be so true.
In our opening verse, Peter said " Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory". In the things of God, seeing is not believing and seeing can never be believing. Do you know why? Because Jesus Christ in his days on earth walk among men and spoke as God on earth, did many signs and wonders yet he was crucified.
I want to tell you something this morning that, the length, the magnitude, the prove of your glory in time and in eternity is not buried in things which are seen but in the things which are not seen.
The bible said, God create the visible world from the invisible world. Beloveth, in the things of God, we believe to see. We don't look for evidence as the truth, we have the truth as evidence Praise God!
Stop trying to see that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe that he is Lord so that you can see His Lordship. Stop trying to see eternal life and believe in eternal life then will you see eternity in you. Stop seeing your hard work and believe in God's provision. I believed in God and he showed himself to me. Amen.
Have a good day remembering that, in Christianity, believing is seeing and we have the truth as evidence.