Tag Archives: faith

Emunah Faith

Abram’s faith was reckoned as righteousness. Genesis 15:6 What was it about Abraham’s faith that God called him righteous? The word we translate as faith here is emunah. Abraham had emunah. Faith is often referring to what we believe. Emunah, though, is a word that connotes a visceral conviction. It is an active trust and…
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Remembering the Future

God tells us to remember. He uses standing stones, feasts, symbols and tradition to ensure future generations know who He is and what He has done. During Passover dinner, the history of God’s deliverance of Israel is recounted. Joshua piled stones at the Jordan so future generations would ask about the miraculous crossing there. Jesus…
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The Faithful

I enjoy learning about people of great faith. They are part of our spiritual history and we are connected to them. St. Patrick comes to mind this week, and last month we were reminded of Valentine. It is encouraging and motivating to know their stories. There are also great examples of faith that don’t have…
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I’m adding this to our list of words to examine. Does it communicate what we think it does? Does it communicate truth? John’s gospel says to believe in Jesus and you will be saved.[1] In our culture, this can mean that if I agree in my head that Jesus is God, then I have salvation.…
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