Walking by faith not by sight

Daily reading: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10
Friday June 17, 2016

Focus passage: So we are always confident, because we know that while we are living in the body, we are away from our home with the Lord.  We live by faith and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:6-7

The theme of walking by faith and not by sight occurs throughout the bible.  It is present in the passage that covers the 10 commandments.  When God crafted a new free people, God asked them to walk by faith and not by sight.  All they had known, all they had seen and experienced was bondage to Pharaoh.  God now crafts a vision for the future and calls them to step forward in faith, leaving behind their bondage and trusting that God will lead them in their freedom:  Freedom from all types of bondage, not just in terms of employment, but freedom for their spirits, their relationships and their community.  Because what we find is that when we are in bondage in one area of our life it affects the other areas of our life.  There is a ripple effect. 

God desires our freedom and in order to embrace freedom we have to learn to walk by faith and not by sight because much of our world doesn’t function this way.  And so we have to be able to believe it before we can see it.


Prayer: God help me to build up your kingdom today.  Help me to walk by faith and not by sight.  Guide my words and my actions.  Amen.

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