Looking unto Jesus and not at our faith. The last device of the adversary, when he cannot make us look elsewhere, is to turn our eyes from our Saviour to our faith, thus discouraging us if it is weak and filling us with pride if it is strong. Either way, his purpose is to weaken us, for power does not come from the faith but from the Saviour by faith. It is not looking at our faith, it is “looking unto Jesus” (Heb. 12:2).
People are often found talking about faith as if it were a virtue in and of itself. And when they have troubles in their lives they will speak of having faith or keeping up faith as if faith were a lucky rabbits foot they constantly rubbed to keep hope alive. This is faith in faith. It is a poor substitute for faith in Jesus Christ! Faith in faith is at best a celebration of an empty vessel and at worst it is a celebration of a vessel filled with contaminants.
Faith is not complete in itself. It is completed only by the object it rest upon. What you have faith in is what fills your life. Biblical faith rests upon the Lord Jesus and all He has done for us. He is the Christian’s fullness. The object of our faith is the Lord Jesus. And it is a true faith only when it is resting upon and looking to Him alone. Faith you see doesn’t count on faith, but on the Faithful One.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. I Peter 1:7
Can We Pray? Lord God I turn to you now and in the times of greatest difficulty. I cling to you alone. I will to find my answer in Jesus Christ and His sufficiency in all things. I want not make an exhibition of my faith but to hold it as the un-hypocritical expression of a clean heart and a pure love for you alone. In Jesus Name, Amen