Daily Devotional
Do You Know Jesus?

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Romans 10:17

Ponder This

You can’t go to Heaven on your mother’s faith. You can’t go to Heaven on your pastor’s faith, your neighbor’s faith, or anybody else’s faith. You can hear about Jesus and what Jesus has done for others, but that is not strong faith—it is secondhand faith. In Matthew 16:13, Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” But then, in verse 15, He asked the most pertinent question: “But who do you say that I am?”

Do you know about Jesus, or do you know Him? Is your faith firsthand or secondhand? To have faith, you must know what God has said. Wake up. Listen. Faith is a response to the Word of God. That’s the reason we have the pulpit. That’s why preach: so that people can hear the Word of God. If you want people to believe, you’ve got to give them something to believe. And we must give them the Word of God.

  • What is the difference between firsthand and secondhand faith?
  • How can you be sure your faith is your own?

Practice This

Spend some extra time in God’s Word today and consider how it applies to your life.


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