We never take a meal without great demands being made upon our faith. We are never sure that somebody may have poisoned our food! We eat in faith. At every turn and in every act we are called upon to trust.
Even our knowledge rests upon faith. There is no knowledge without trust.
Before we can learn we have to trust our teachers. We must accept from them what we have no power to prove. And when we have come to the full strength of our reasoning powers, we find that all knowledge rests upon certain fundamental truths which no man can prove.
The assumption of Science and Philosophy are quite as great as the beliefs of religion. The things most assured begin by demanding our faith. The foundation of things demonstrated is in things not proven. Faith is the key to knowledge.
All our activities proceed upon a basis of faith. Commercial life could not live for an hour apart from trust. Destroy confidence, and trade is impossible. We buy and sell by faith.
And who can tell how large a part trust plays in our domestic and social life! All friendships are held by trust.
It is the same paradox we have found everywhere else. Only they that trust Him can come to the knowledge of Him, and they that have come to that knowledge put their trust in Him.