Faith is not enough

It takes faith to watch over the world and believe that one can somehow steer it in a different direction. However, it takes more than having faith to make a difference in the world. Faith in itself gives a person hope, comfort and strength to face the situation, but without the acquisition of the much-needed knowledge, wisdom and insights, such faith cannot save anybody. Boldness, panache, and charisma, etc. doesn’t solve problems in themselves, they do not move the mountains in themselves. Faith is simply an all-things-are-possible state of mind, an unwavering conviction that you can get the job done. 

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 

Matthew 19:26 (ESV)

You are always going to need to have faith in God to empower you for certain things, especially when you are trying to have a socio-economic impact on the world around you. The Watchman watches over their world as an expression of a sense of divine duty. The idea that they are serving something, part of a cause that is greater than them. Nevertheless, just because you have faith that something is possible, does not mean it would be easy. There is a great difference between claiming something is possible and claiming that something is easy. Your faith must eventually seek out knowledge and practical wisdom to accomplish the goal. 

It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.

Proverbs 19:2 (NET)

Being enthusiastic but not thinking carefully about what we are about to do is not good; doing things hastily can cause us a lot of trouble [IDM].

Proverbs 19:2 (T4T)

In practice, one would do well to remember that it is the application of knowledge and wisdom that solves problems. Let your faith drive you towards knowledge. 

You need more than HOPE, COMFORT and STRENGTH in this matter. 

Haven’t you been paying attention?

Do you not understand that HOPE is not a strategy?

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