Subject: December 4th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

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Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11.1.

This is a definition of faith given by the Bible. What is “assurance”? In Greek (hupostasis) it means “a standing under,” a “support.” It is that which supports what is above. Books, for example, are placed on a book shelf, and thus the book shelf supports the books. What is the meaning of “conviction”? This word contains the idea of “proof.” Thus faith is that which supports the things hoped for, so that our heart may find rest. Faith also proves in us the things not yet seen, so that we may amen from our heart what God has said.

God is faithful. His faithfulness is the guarantee of His promise and covenant. If we do not believe, we will be offending His faithfulness as though He could lie. So whenever we do not believe, we must condemn our unbelief as sin and ask the Lord to take away our evil heart of unbelief.

This daily devotional comes from the book 
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee.
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee