So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 10:17 ESV
Faith comes from hearing. Hearing what? The word of Christ. In order to believe in Christ, we need to hear what He is saying. The way to hear what He is saying is to read the gospels and hear the lessons from the gospels. That is where the word of Christ is to be found.
Jesus said many times, “he who has an ear let him hear”. Jesus always wanted his audience to truly hear what He was saying. He wanted them to take it to heart, to really absorb the truth's He was sharing with them.
Two thousand years later Jesus still speaks to us through the gospels. The word gospel means good news. We all need the good news. We live in a world of bad news. We need to hear what Jesus has to say.
The good news is that Jesus overcame the grave. In Him we too can overcome the grave. We can find peace with our heavenly Father through Jesus.
Read one of the gospel accounts today. Read it in one sitting and take it in as a whole. Enjoy the richness of God's love as it is shown in Jesus. Hear the good news!
Tomorrow we will look at belief.
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman