Old Tale of Faith and Reason

~Picture is not mine. Read Ezra 8:21-34 from the Old Testament for references to this post. In addition, this exact devotional reading was taken from my Women’s Devotional Bible.

Faith and reason have been compared to two travelers. Think of Faith as a woman who can walk 20 or 30 miles at a time without flagging, while Reason is a child who can only muster the strength to go two or three miles. One day Reason said to Faith, “Oh, Faith, let me walk with you.” But Faith replied, “Oh, Reason, you can never walk with me!” Nevertheless, they set out together. When they came to a deep river, Reason said, “I can never ford this,” but Faith waded through it, singing. When they reached a high mountain, Reason despaired. But Faith carried Reason on her back. The writer of this old tale said, “Oh, how dependent upon Faith is Reason!”

Why has God made faith the indispensable ingredient in our journey of faith? Perhaps so that we will become totally dependent upon Him. Reason tells us to stay put. Faith calls us to step out, ressuring us that “nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).

so, take a step of faith and follow where He leads. He will surely guide you to the next step…and the next. You’ll discover that faith will lead you where reason may not. ^_^


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