“Beware Strange Ideas of What Faith Is” — Sinclair Ferguson (Quote of the Day)


“To live by faith is not to live by what we can see and feel and touch — on the basis of our sense-experience — but to live on the basis of what God has said and promised. That is faith. It has its epicenter in our Lord Jesus Christ. It takes its practical shape from what God has said and promised in His Word. Beware strange ideas of what faith is. People look for the extraordinary, the miraculous. But, as our Lord Himself taught (who did of course work miracles), closely followed by Paul (1 Cor. 1:22), to seek this is carnal, not spiritual. Instead, living by faith means doing what the Lord did: living by every word that proceeds from God’s mouth (Matt. 4:4, citing Deut. 8:3) — learning, understanding, embracing, digesting, and applying every last word of Scripture. This is the Bible’s key to the life of faith — to be so deeply fed and nourished by the Word of God that it energizes us to live in faith, trusting God’s Word, living now in the light of God’s certain kingdom. From beginning to end, ‘Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God’ (Rom. 10:17).”

– Sinclair Ferguson
taken from: The Life of Faith at Ligonier Ministries.


  1. Damien February 7, 2012
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