From Eden fallen mans search for happiness independent of God in the world has been an endless cycle of vanity and pride. However God’s way from the beginning has been sonship faith – nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
And so from the beginning God designed His way for redeemed man through this fallen world. This is the walk of sonship faith and is also nothing new under the sun. Jesus walked this way and so too are His disciples.
Faith Is Dependence Upon God
Romans 8:20-21 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
This deeper life of the Jesus disciple is life long whereby all affection and reliance on the world is removed. Everyday is for change and deliverance. Sonship faith is an experience of becoming more and more dependent upon God.
2Corinthians 5:6,7 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: For we walk by faith, not by sight:
Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Are we in faith today with eyes fixed on Jesus? Or are we distracted by the mountain of trial and in denial? With God all things are possible – no ifs or buts. Rise up and walk – today!
Genesis 5:24 (KJV)
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Hebrews 3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.