2023-03-21 “Faith Rests upon the Character of God”(Philippians 1:20-21)

Faith Rests upon the Character of God 信心是奠基於神的屬性上“(Philippians 腓立比書 1:20-21)

I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.


Christ’s gospel is addressed not to reason but to faith. What can be proved requires no faith to accept. Faith rests upon God’s character, not upon any proof by experiment or logic. At the heart of the Christian system lies Christ’s cross with its divine paradox. The truth of the cross is revealed in its contradictions. The cross stands in bold opposition to the natural man. Its philosophy runs contrary to the processes of the unregenerate mind. When he looks at the cross, he is pessimistic for he knows that the same judgment that fell on the Lord of glory condemns in that one act all nature and all the world of men. Yet he is calmly, restfully optimistic, for Christ’s resurrection guarantees the ultimate triumph of good throughout the universe. (A. W. Tozer)


Prayer: Our Glorious Saviour and Lord of Life, it might be relatively easy for us to associate your glory only with being delivered from our problems, not in being delivered in the midst of our problems. Thank you for Paul’s example of living his life not to preserve and promote himself, but to glorify Jesus Christ on whom his faith rested. May we know for sure that death is not a defeat to us as Christians. It is merely a graduation to glory, a net gain for us. Amen.


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