Tuesday: Read Hebrews 11:1-3. Think of some things that you have faith in for which you have no solid physical evidence. How is God glorified when we have faith in that for which we cannot proof?
Wednesday: Read James 1:2-4. If your faith has been tested think of how God was revealed in your passing or not passing the test. How did God bring you to the test? How did God bring you through the test? How were you different afterwards?
Thursday: Read James 2:14-17. Faith is needed in times of trial and in other times – when else do we need faith? What is one of the outcomes of our faith?
Friday: Read Colossians 3:12-14. Some of our most difficult trials are those of broken relationships. What is (supposed to be) different about how believers process relationship problems? Think of a broken or strained relationship that you can apply this verse to. Pray and go act.
Saturday: Read Romans 5: 1-5. What is the relationship between faith and suffering? How can we possibly “glory in our sufferings”? What must we believe? What happens when “God’s love has been poured into our hearts”?
You can GO DEEPER this week by:
- Ordering the book: Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture by Larry Osborne