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Words To Live By – Conviction

Conviction: a firmly held belief or opinion, strong persuasion and/or compelled.

1. Our convictions are formed by our faith.
Hebrews 11:1-2

Hebrews 11:1-2 ESV

1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation.

2. Our convictions are proved by our conduct.
I Thessalonians 5:19-22

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 NIV

19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.

3. Our convictions determined our destination.
James 1:3-8

James 1:3-8 NIV

3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Bottom line: “Conviction” is a powerful word to live by.

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