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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Finding the Unseen

And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. (Genesis 5:22-24 NIV)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ... By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death ... for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:1,5-6 NKJV)

Faith ceases when we see God, and Hope ceases all is fulfilled. For now, Hope makes us wait for the unfulfilled, Faith assures us of the unseen. It is not faith to believe in what we see. (Thus even demons believe of God, "and tremble.") Little wonder God is pleased to be loved when we do not see Him, and are easily distracted by all we do see. Little wonder He rewards those who look beyond the distractions and diligently seek Him.

Almighty God, You’ve rewarded us far beyond we deserve. Your intense love for us in our pitiful condition is amazing. Please show us how to love You while unseen, and entice us to diligently seek You and discover more of Your goodness.

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