“22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:22-24
Shallow faith, rooted in the outward observance of signs, does not grow rooted and grounded in Christ but is authored by sight which results in the seeing to see not the Cross of Christ as the Source and the means by which we receive from God. Those with such shallow faith stumble over the Cross of Christ for daily living for God and live a defeated Christian life.
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” 2 Corinthians 5:7
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. If faith is seen, it is not faith. This is the faith that is authored and finished by Jesus Christ. This faith, being rooted in the Word of God, will always and without fail direct us to the Cross of Christ for all that we need for life and living. As a Believer, the power of sin is broken by Jesus’ finished work on Calvary’s Cross. The Holy Spirit superintends the work of God in our hearts as we look unto Jesus, Who He is and what HE has done…not outward observance of signs and wonders.
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12
Lay hold on eternal life. Fight the good fight of faith…faith in the Cross of Christ.
“6 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him: 7 Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7
-Donna Clark Warren