“… Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. He read it aloud…”
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
God is the Great Harvester – plowing fields, sowing seed, and harvesting men and women into His kingdom. In His sovereign timing, He plows our hearts with situations and circumstances in life that wake us up and get our eyes off of ourselves. When He has our attention, He will usually use someone to “SPEAK” His Truth into our lives. “Turn from sin, turn to God, trust the finished work of Christ, die to self, and identify with Christ in baptism…” Hearing the truth of God is what awakens FAITH in us. Reread the Scripture above. Where does “FAITH” come from?
Now, reconsider one of the key verses of this study — Colossians 2:6-7 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
Combine the truths in these two Scriptures and answer the following question: HOW do you continue to GROW or DEEPEN your faith in Christ?
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.