Hebrews 11:1 – The Substance

Hebrews 11:1
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

-What is substance?  The dictionary defines it as “the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists and which has a tangible, solid presence.”  The most important things in life, the things of God, cannot be touched, tasted or held in the same sense as non-spiritual things.  Faith exists to bridge the gap between what is known and what is seen.  It is more than just an acknowledgment that “God is up there”; rather faith enables us to hear the voice of God in His scripture, it gives us the assurance that God walks beside us in our darkest night, it makes us so certain of His abiding presence, that we could almost reach out and lay our head on His bosom.

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