Faith (part 2) - Faith relates to 'things.'
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Heb. 11:1)
Faith deals with 'things.' This means that faith deals with 'matters' both hoped for, and unseen. We can say then that faith also deals with realities. Faith is far more practical than our flesh would have us to believe. Some say, rather foolishly, that faith is blind, sorta like taking a step in the dark (I think its a 'stab' in the dark - but anyway, the point (punny) is that it is dark). God's Word, which both forms and informs faith, provides the light so that no one has to take a step in the dark. God wants us to deal with reality, and so He gives us faith and wants us to exercise faith by trusting Him and His Word. God's Word is the true guide. Psalm 119:105 declares: "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:130a "The entrance of thy words giveth light;" Praise God He did not leave us in the dark.