DISCIPLESHIP THOUGHT 23rd June 2019
Most Bible scholars suggest that, in our culture, we should translate the word ‘faith’ as ‘trust.’ They suggest that the word faith often means for us something we give mental ascent too and can easily remain as a purely intellectual experience, whereas trust is a deeper, all-of-life experience that better expresses what the Scripture means with the word we usually translate as faith.
To have faith in someone can place the emphasis on the other, the one in whom we have faith. The word trust places the emphasis on us as individuals.
To say, “I trust another”, whether that be an idea or another person, involves commitment on my part. The ‘I’ is the one doing the action.
How would replacing ‘faith’ with ‘trust’ in our reading change the experience of it for you?
(Words for worship)