Faith Pt.1 - Hebrews 1:1-2
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. This text tells us that faith is not wishful thinking or a longing for something to happen in the future. I have faith you will pass the test. No, look at this. It is the assurance. It is the conviction. Assurance is translated substance or reality. It is that which provides the basis for trust and reliance. Look at the verse faith assures us, gives substance to that which we, hope for. That is the thing that we have fixed our expectations on. Conviction can be translated as evidence. It is the proof. It is to be convinced to the point of action. You are so sure of what you believe that you are willing to take action, even for things that are not visible to the naked eye.