It is not uncommon to go purchase a product and the seller asks if we want to buy the extended warranty. I am puzzled by this. It seems to imply that there is something lacking in the quality or durability of the product. Is there something lacking in the standard warranty of the product? Should I trust the manufacturer and their warranty? Should I trust the seller’s offer to protect me with an extended warranty? It is a question of faith and confidence.
The writer of Hebrews writes about faith and conviction. Using examples of people who trusted and obeyed God by faith in God’s promise, the writer presents faith as having confidence in the promises of God as proclaimed in the gospel. These promises remained as unseen, waiting for future fulfillment. The foundation of such faith is confidence and trust in the One who makes the promise. The opposite of confidence is fear. Fear can lead to inaction.
If I lack faith in the seller or the manufacturer, I may be afraid to complete my purchase. I may lack confidence in the limited or extended warranty. The good news is that God’s promise made known in Jesus is unlimited.
Help us, O God, to have faith in you and your promise. Amen. — JW