2 Corinthians 4:13 – I Believe Therefore I Speak

2 Corinthians 4:13
13
 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

-In the midst of trouble and persecution, Paul drew confidence and strength from his faith.  Confidence to speak, confidence to continue.  It was the same strength that David found in the midst of his own trials which Paul references from Psalm 116:10.  Faith is not a wholly religious term.  It should be, mind you, but the reality is people tend to place faith in a lot of things.  Money, friendships, political leaders.  Certainly these things deserve our respect and, in some cases, even our obedience.  But our faith?  Should that not be reserved for only the most high and most important things?  Paul made his faith very clear.  Paul had faith in the Lord Jesus and the Father Himself who can raise us up through the Lord Jesus. (v.14)  Where does your faith lie?  Are you confident that the object of your faith can help you through any trial and any trouble?  I believe therefore I speak:  “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)

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