Living by Faith, Not by Sight
K.P. Yohannan never disappoints and this short book was bulging at the seams with Bible verses about faith. But it was more than a litany of Scripture. The author dug in to organize the Bible’s thoughts and explain the depth of meaning for our lives.
The stand-out “a-ha” moment for me was his explanation of Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (KJV). How could faith be substance? Yohannan explains, “Faith is so real it is called substance. Substance is the material of which something is made, the building blocks of it. Your faith is the substance, the building blocks of God’s promises!” He goes on to explain the Greek work for substance, hupostasis, and how it is used in other instances in the Bible.
This is a well-thought, well-documented book that is not mere theology (really, the Greek references are minimal). Rather, it is the work of someone who has come to understand these truths by personal experience.
When I am faced with problems, disappointments, lack of resources or sickness, if I fix my eyes on the things that are visible, then all those difficulties discourage me and I get weighed down by the impossibilities. But when I turn my eyes to the invisible, fixing them on God, all those difficulties become instruments He uses to help me live by faith.
–K.P. Yohannan, Living by Faith, Not by Sight
If you’re like me and have struggled to understand what it means to live by faith, not by sight, then by all means, pick up this little booklet, Living by Faith, Not by Sight.