139. Faith Comes From Hearing

“Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ,” Romans 10 says. People need to hear the Gospel. What we say about Jesus may seem to fall flat but in reality is very influential, because God takes this opportunity to drop the promise of eternal life into the heart. It then produces a glimmer of hope which motivates them to believe.

“Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved,” the Bible states. But it also says, “How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard?” We must avoid being pompous, but we also need to speak. Our words become much more powerful when coupled with a lifestyle glorifying God. Sometimes the seed of truth is planted through us, sometimes we water, and other times we reap the harvest. What a privilege it is play even a small part in someone’s salvation!

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