The Sixth Sense
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
It is impossible to believe anything into existence. The Gospel did not come into being because men believed it. The tomb was not emptied of Christ’s body that first Easter because some faithful people believed it. The fact preceded the faith. We are psychologically incapable of believing without an object of our faith. The object of Christian faith is Christ. Faith means more than an intellectual assent to the claims of Christ. You are not called upon to believe something that is not credible, but to believe in the fact of history that in reality transcends all history. Faith actually means surrender and commitment to the claims of Christ. We do not know Christ through the five physical senses, but we know Him through the sixth sense that God has given every man—the ability to believe.
Father God, help me each day to keep my eyes on You. Too often, I look down and stumble. Let me comprehend today afresh the power that raised Your Son, Jesus Christ, from the dead. Amen