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Definitions & Insights

Definitions & Insights – Believe

“Believe”: Hear, understand, value, commit yourself, and practice.

1. Hear the Word of God.                  Romans 10:17  (All verses are KJV.)

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

2. Understand the Word of God.      1 John 5:20

We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

3. Value God and His Word.              Matthew 13:44-46

The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

4. Commit yourself to God and His ways.   John 2:23-25

Many believed [4100 pisteuo] in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit [4100 pisteuo] himself unto them, because he knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

5. Practice His Word.             James 1:22, Galatians 2:20

Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves. (James 1:22)

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

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