January 25th, 2019
The Author and Finisher of Faith
Hebrews 12:2 (KJB) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Too many people have a high opinion of themselves. Many have strong confidence in their position, goodness, and morals. Perhaps they find peace and comfort in meeting religious rules and traditions. But, observing regulations and laws is not how God has said a personal relationship with Him works.
The Bible tells us otherwise, in this verse above, and many others throughout the canon of scripture. A personal relationship with God is based upon faith in His work and His spiritual work alone. There is nothing that a person can do in creating and finishing life for that belongs to God alone.
A man likes to focus on his ability, his action, his work rather than focus on God’s supernatural power and unlimited ability in molding a man from nothing to something in His eternal kingdom. As this verse presents, God is the one and only Author and Finisher of faith.