By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. – Hebrews 11:3 NASB
How do we gain understanding? Logically, we might point to experience, intellect, and accumulating information. These may be important. But the Bible reminds us of a factor that is even more important: faith.
Faith is so important because this is the path to knowing God, discerning spiritual issues, and having the right attitude. Without faith, we are left to depend on our highly flawed human abilities.
As history reminds us, every human being has limits, even those with the highest IQs. We cannot find one person in all of history who has all the answers, who can perfectly predict the future, or who always recommends the right thing to do.
These are reasons we need to start with God: to learn His timeless principles, to gain His perspective, and to realize that He alone can give us real understanding and wisdom.
However, this understanding only comes through faith. This means knowing Him and having a personal relationship with Him, not just knowing about Him.
As we embark on this walk of faith, we gain understanding about the world. We understand more about creation and patterns that are foundational for life. And we understand the invisible forces that have taken place and continue to take place.
Today, renew your personal faith in God. Fill your mind and heart with His Word. Strengthen your personal relationship with Him. Seek to walk by faith, putting His principles into practice.
PrayerFather, by faith I trust in You. I seek Your wisdom. Thank You for giving me the understanding I need. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingHebrews 11