Names of the Lord: Jesus Is the Author and Perfecter of Faith

God wants us to have faith in Him.  However, He didn’t command everyone to have it until He first demonstrated what it was like.  That is, He became an example of faith, a forerunner for us.

God became Jesus so that He could demonstrate to us the kind of faith He was looking for.  Therefore, Jesus “authored” faith.  He “wrote the book” on how to practice it.  Along the way, He “perfected” it.  He showed what fully developed faith looks like.  Hebrews 12:1-2 therefore uses this name to describe Jesus: “the author and perfecter of faith.”

If faith seems difficult to you, just remember that Jesus Himself is our example.  Follow Him and you’ll see what the life of faith is all about.

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