Do You Live By Faith? 10 Reasons Why People Don't.
By: David Hopkins
Wed, Mar 06, 2013
Lack Of Faith
According to the Bible, righteousness depends on a persons faith in the word of God.
Not by works, but some people believe it's by works, and some don't realize how much work it takes to stay in faith.
This article intends to shed some light and open a few eyes about this subject.
Reason #1 Why People Lack Faith
Because you have to make yourself believe something that doesn't seem real and you'll be scoffed at, and persecuted for doing, and talking about it.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Reason #2 Why People Lack Faith
Because the things that you hear, see, touch, taste and smell are not faith-based and are much easier to believe and live by.
Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Reason #3 Why People Lack Faith
Because the only way to increase your faith is by getting your actions, words and thoughts to line up with the word of God and this goes against the actions, words and thoughts of most people in society.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Reason #4 Why People Lack Faith
Because God can tell how much faith you have by measuring your actions, words, and thoughts for His word, so faith is proven by the congruency of all three, not just one or two.
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Reason #5 Why People Lack Faith
Because you have to let go of family members and friends who still live according to the flesh or else the devil will use them against you to keep you from increasing in faith.
Matthew 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Reason #6 Why People Lack Faith
Because money, power and fame doesn't impress God especially since He's the one that allows it, and furthermore according to the word of God those things could be considered a curse.
Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Reason #7 Why People Lack Faith
Because you can't rely on your own ability, hard work, knowledge or give yourself credit for accomplishing anything since God is the one who's in control of everything by allowing and disallowing all things.
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Reason #8 Why People Lack Faith
Because the devil doesn't care what you believe, as long as it's not the word of God, so he's going to fight you until the end to keep you from making ground.
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Reason #9 Why People Lack Faith
Because life is not fair according to the way most people believe, so people tend to take a negative approach against faith, but faith in the word of God is the thing that evens up the playing field for anyone to succeed.
Matthew 17:20 ...If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Reason #10 Why People Lack Faith
Because building strong faith in the word of God takes years of reading, praying and doing and it's not the most pleasurable thing a person could be doing with their time.
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
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Ron 02 Jul 2013
This is some good stuff keep up the great work
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