“Now faith is the assurance, the confirmation, the title deed, of the things we hope for, being the proof of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality….” (Hebrews 11:1 AMP)
As a young woman when just out of school, my first employment was as a receptionist for a company called The Wesley and General Assurance Society, Cannon Street, London. It was an insurance company. So why call it Assurance rather than insurance?
Insurance offers financial coverage to protect the loss of something, to replace it or replace the value. Assurance, on the other hand, is full confidence in the value of something. Assurance according to Webster means “freedom from doubt, boldness, audacity or certainty.” In the Greek language it means “fidelity, or something very costly and of extreme worth or value.”
Does this describe your faith this morning? According to the writer of Hebrews, it is the condition by which we walk with God: ”Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith…” (Hebrews 10:22). This assurance is a deep abiding attitude of highest value and solid resolve in the reality of what is assured. The faith of God given to us is the centrality of which we are, not just our distinctiveness but our ground of existence.
The Word of God was the instrument that framed the world: therefore, everything having been formed by faith will also respond to faith. Walk by faith with God this morning and know the reality: He is walking with you!
Further Reading: Romans 10:17; Hebrews 10:19-25; Hebrews 11