Forward by Faith | 2 Corinthians 5:7 | Devotional
2 Corinthians 5:7 We live by faith, not by sight.
We live by faith, and not by sight. No man has seen the eternal God. Such an experience would cause certain death. Yet our faith is not blind, for we see in the night sky and the colors of fall and in the miracle of life clear evidence of an all-powerful God. We are amazed that this great Creator cares for man and has “crowned him with glory and honor” (Psalm 8:3-5). We come to God believing “that he exists and rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
We live by faith and not by sight. No man has seen the eternal God. Yet our faith is not blind, for Jesus has made God known by becoming flesh and dwelling among us (John 1:1-18). While we cannot see God, we experience the change that God the Son causes in our lives. Through Jesus we are a new creation; “the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Augustine lived the early part of his life in pursuit of world pleasure. He was on a quest to try everything and find anything that would fill the void in his heart. Nothing satisfied. Augustine said, “The reason was that inside me there was famine of inward food. I was starving for You, my God.” We live by faith and not by sight, but our faith is not blind. We were empty and hungry, starving for God. Now, through Jesus, we are completely satisfied.
Dear Father, thank you for revealing yourself to us through the heavens and throughout the earth. Most of all, thank you for Jesus who has made you known to us in a personal way. Thank you for satisfying our famine of inward food. In Jesus’ name. Amen.