Faith

Pray!

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This places no limits on a believer’s prayers, as long as they are according to God’s will and purpose.  This therefore means that man’s faith and prayer are not inconsistent with God’s sovereignty.  And it is not the believer’s responsibility to figure out how that can be true, but simply to be faithful and obedient to the clear teaching on prayer, as Jesus gives it in this passage.  God’s will is being unfolded through all of redemptive history, by means of the prayers of His people-as His saving purpose is coming to pass through the faith of those who hear the gospel and repent.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Mark 11:24.

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The bedrock of faith is the reality that God keeps all His promises according to His truthful, faithful character.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Lamentations 3:23.

Faith – A Series

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Enoch pleased God because he had faith.  Without such faith it is not possible for anyone to “walk with God” or “please Him”.  Genuine faith does not simply believe that a divine being exists, but that the God of Scripture is the only real and true God who exists.  Not believing that God exists is equivalent to calling Him a liar.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 11:6

~This is the second in a series of four on faith, using Bible text.~

Faith – A Series

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The opposite of apostasy is faith.  This is a preview of the subsequent chapter.  It is faith which pleases God.  The individual who draws back from the knowledge of the gospel and faith will prove his apostasy.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 10:38.

~This is the first in a series of four on biblical faith, with Bible text images.~