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30 October 2008

I read the following today:

Faith in antagonism to common sense is fanaticism, and common sense in antagonism to faith is rationalism. The life of faith brings the two into a right relation. Common sense is not faith, and faith is not common sense; they stand in the relation of the natural and the spiritual; of impulse and inspiration. Nothing Jesus Christ ever said is common sense, it is revelation sense, and it reaches the shores where common sense fails.

When we use common sense to filter out what faith believes, we limit our faith in God. “Oh, ye of little faith!” If we believe only what we can see, hear, touch, taste, we eliminate all spiritual possibility. We make God less than He truly is.

Until we know Jesus, God is a mere abstraction, we can not have faith in Him; but immediately we hear Jesus say – “He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father,” we have something that is real, and faith is boundless. Faith is the whole man rightly related to God by the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Quotes from My Utmost for His Highest.

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