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Day 44


Prime real estate anywhere in the world is determined by location. Property and rental values within a city are generally more expensive because of their proximity to business and government centers. Thus, many prefer to sacrifice larger living spaces for the benefits of location. Wise investors always evaluate the potential of future dividends.

Living without obedient faith in God’s Word is like making an unwise investment choice. Hebrews 11:6 states: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him, must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” The word “without” means to be outside of something, like living outside the safe perimeters of a city. We subject ourselves to the dangerous consequences of sin when we choose to live independently from God. Yet many Christ-followers choose to live in unbelief, outside the boundaries of faith that God has deemed to be most valuable for life and godliness.

David lived in the prime real estate land of faith long before he dwelt in a king’s palace. As a young shepherd, he faithfully relied on the strength of God to help him defend his sheep from the jaws of lions and the claws of bears. Faith activated the power of God to help him defeat the lies and taunting threats of the fearsome giant, Goliath.

What fearsome giants are you facing? Is it time to relocate and live within the exclusive real estate boundaries of faith? Come to Jesus and learn from Him. He will graciously move you from the cheap land of lie based-beliefs. Dwelling in unbelief exacts a high price: a perpetual state of sin and fear. Be rewarded with the rich dividends of living by faith in Christ’s words. Holy conduct and peace will be yours as you cling to God’s truth.

“I sought (inquired of) the Lord, and required Him (of necessity, and on the authority of His Word), and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him, and were radiant; their faces shall never blush for shame or be confused. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.”

Psalm 34:4-6