Blessed by the faith of Jesus Christ.
Many Christians believe that it’s all about their faith, endurance in trials, etc.
They think that God is testing their faith and that they need to overcome by faith to please Him.
They think that they have to follow Jesus in their faith.
They think that they have to carry the cross, suffering trials, tests of faith, and that they have to keep believing, enduring, overcoming to please God.
See, if it is your faith, then you need to go through tribulation to refine the faith through fire. If indeed it is your faith then you need to carry the cross and be like Jesus.
But we have to realize something.
Your faith cannot please God because it will fail.
Jesus is the only faith that pleased God that endured the cross without failing.
Hebrews 11:6 “6 And without faith it is impossible to please God,”
Hebrews 12 “Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. “
It is only Jesus who had the faith that pleased God. How did He please God ?
He did it by enduring the cross. He did it for us.
This is the faith that pleased God.
Matthew 3 “17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.””
God was pleased with Jesus because of His faith in enduring the cross.
The faith of Jesus is the finished work on the cross.
On this cross, Jesus made us complete, perfect, not lacking anything!
Ephesians 1 “3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight”
Colossians 2 “9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. … 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.”
1 Corinthians 1 “4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift “
You are complete in Christ, dear believer.
Jesus lives in you. The risen, glorified Jesus lives in you.
You don’t need to be tested in faith. You don’t need to do anything to please God.
You are already 100% sinless, righteous, perfect, holy, blameless and pleasing to the Father.
God is your Father.
A Father does not test His sons. You are His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased.
Jesus was tested on the cross, because He came as a servant of God to fulfill the law and die on the cross to remove the law. On the Cross, Jesus became the sin of the world. He was forsaken so that we are accepted. He was tested so that we are accepted.
He passed the test of faith so that we will not be tested.
Your faith was already tested on the cross and Jesus passed the test by His faith.
You are perfectly righteous and perfect because the faith of Jesus has been imputed to you.
The faith of Jesus has made you righteous and perfectly pleasing to the Father.
Well thought out.