And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.…
Faith is a Divine faculty which grasps that which is revealed, on the authority of God, without criticising the substance of such revelation. To take one part of the revelation of God, and turn out another, is, in fact, to reject it all, because you are rejecting just what you dislike or misunderstand, and retaining just what you choose; and to accept God's revelation rightly, is to bow, in disciplined obedience, on all points to God's authority; in fact, to exercise faith, "as a soldier." "The whole counsel of God," — to accept it in its entirety, however difficult, mysterious, or opposed to our natural wishes — that is the exercise of the dominant faculty of faith.
Parallel VersesKJV: And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.