God has a covenant demand of faith from everyone that has come into a living relationship with Him to commit the totality of His Power. This can be likened to the kind of covenant rights that a married couple have for each other because of the marriage covenant.
There are other things that people try to live by which the devil takes advantage of to mock the message of faith; and those are PRESUMPTIONS and FOOLISHNESS.
Faith is based entirely on what God has promised, not man’s desire and ambitions nor asking according to fleshy lusts (read James 4:1-3). The solution is in what His word has said. True biblical faith is tied genuinely to promises from God. Faith is clinging to the promise. II Peter 1:4 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”.
Presumption is desiring, believing and confessing what God never promised you from His word. Whatever you believe God for must be backed up with a written promise or spoken Rhema. See Daniel in Daniel 9:1-3.
While faith is calling what be not as though they were, foolishness is calling what be as though they were not. It is denying what is. What have you been trying to live by? Faith, presumption or foolishness? Remember, “The just shall live by Faith.”
PRAYER: Lord, teach me how to intelligently live by faith and not by presumption or foolishness in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Nehemiah 12:27-13:31, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, Psalm 35:1-16, Proverbs 21:17-18