Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Greatest Treasure in Life is the Faith that Clings to Christ

In the little book of daily devotionals entitled Teach Me to Pray (Urichsville, OH: Barbour, 2011), Andrew Murray writes this of faith: 

“Scripture teaches us that there is not one truth on which Christ insisted more frequently than the absolute necessity of faith and its unlimited possibilities. Experience has taught us that there is nothing in which we fall so short as the simple and absolute trust in God to literally fulfill in us all He has promised. A life in Christ’s abiding presence must of necessity be a life of unceasing faith” (56).

If we conceive faith as that trust which looks to Christ, clings to Christ, and loves Christ, then we must agree with Murray. There is no greater treasure in this life than the faith that clings to Christ. And how are we to get this faith? Hudson Taylor would answer, "Not by striving for faith, but by looking to the Faithful One." That is, by contemplating and interrelating with Jesus. 

So may we seek Christ today by his Word, by prayer, and by the Holy Spirit. And may he fill us with that faith that is the treasure of life. 

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