Faith rests on who God is, what He has done, and what He will do. and on that basis faith commits.
Charles Hodge, who was a professor of theology at Princeton, made a very striking statement. Writing on the passage in Corinthians he writes,
“It is a great mistake to suppose that the natural tendency of pain and sorrow is towards the good. A great mistake to think that it naturally moves into a good direction.
The natural tendency to pain and sorrow rather is to excite rebellion against God and all evil feelings. It is only when these are sanctified, and that by the Holy Spirit to bring into exercise patience and faith in the sufferer, that they then bring forth the good fruit of righteousness”.
There is a costly choice that faith makes, for God has one Son without sin but no son without a cross. Do you face that choice right now? Or do you just need courage to endure in times like this? In all of this, there is confidence that faith enjoys.
What does the future hold for God’s people? When we see the world around us changing, we all wonder; ‘What does the future hold for our children and for our children’s children? Will they know times to be enjoyed or times to be endured?’
If your faith is burning low and you live a lot of regret, this message is for you. Where there is faith instead of regret, there will be worship.
Today we come to a very important questions: How do you know if you are on the path of repentance?
How do you know if you have really repented?
What are the marks of being on the path to a transformed life?
How could you recognize or discern true repentance in another person?