Faith: A Holy Walk
Faith: A Holy Walk to Jesus Christ
Do I do good things to get God to love me, or to show that I love Him? Do I live as if God or Satan has more power? When trouble comes, is my first response worship or worry? Does my presence in the world make Satan's job easier or more difficult? Do I place more confidence in science than in Scripture? Do I put more trust in human legislation than in divine justice? Do I have more faith in good government than in a loving God? Is the soil of my faith more suitable for growing the vices Satan is planting or the virtues God is pruning?
To the world, faith is often nothing more than a warm, fuzzy notion. Such a faith emits a vague, religious aroma but is impossible to define. To the Christian, however, faith ought always to mean one thing: faith is believing what God says and obeying Him.
In Faith: A Holy Walk, Oswald Chambers makes some painful but necessary observations about our faith. "Many of us have no faith in God at all," he says, "but only faith in what He has done for us. Beware of building your faith on experience. You can never give another person that which you have found, but you can make him long for what you have."
Chambers understood how poorly we comprehend real faith. Faith: A Holy Walk is a collection of his thoughts on this essential aspect of our lives. Chambers knew that our faith is only as good as its object — and that object ought always to be Jesus Christ. "Faith that is sure of itself is not faith," said Chambers. "Faith that is sure of God is the only faith there is."