Those words kind of go together. We find a great definition of faith in the Word.
1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
In His first coming, Jesus dealt almost exclusively, with the Jewish people. He did have a bit of interaction with Gentiles. Here is one of those incidents.
Please read the following verses,
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.”
27 “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
28 Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
Jesus told this Gentile woman that she had great faith.
Many people spend hours a week trying to get into physical shape.
As believers, we spend hours a week exercising our Spiritual muscles by being in the Word and taking the Word to others.
I hope all of you reading this are in the Word each day.
If you have not yet done this, carve out a timeslot each day to be in the Word and with the Lord.
You will be glad you did.