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Tag: faith

  • The Substance of Things Hoped For

    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 KJV The Greek word here translated “substance” is “hupostasis.” It means foundation, substructure, support. In classical Greek, philosophers used it to mean essence or substance of a thing as distinguished from its attributes. Faith is the ground for […]

  • Right or Righteous

    The longer I live the more I’ve come to realize that being right is not the same as being righteous. Being right is about believing what is true, having opinions that correspond to reality. Being righteous, however, is about integrity, being the kind of person who can be counted on to act according conscience rather […]

  • Little Faith

    We were all tired. He told us to cross the lake. He would catch up with us later. The wind was against us, so we took it in turns rowing. It was getting on toward dawn when one of the guys saw what looked like a man crossing the lake—without a boat. We were all […]