Faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing. (Victor Hugo, 19th century French author)

In the modern era, faith is little appreciated. Everything must be proved in a test tube or by scientific experience. In reality, of course, even the scientist has a great deal of faith in his or her research and testing. As Hugo suggests, the person without faith is to be pitied. But, beware, it isn’t your faith that’s essential, it’s the object of your faith. What do you believe in?

There is only one God, and he makes people right with himself only by faith. (Romans 3:30)