Living by faith

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 10:19-39 (day one)
To read Hebrews is to review the Old Testament, and no passage is more important than Habakkuk 2:3-4 (quoted in today’s lesson, v 37-38)  “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.  Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.  Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by faith.”  Claiming that God uses years to accomplish His work (and that patience is, therefore, required of God’s people), the prophet Habakkuk also declares that true faith continues, perseveres, waits. . .even when it is difficult to do so.  Pride doesn’t.  Pride demands immediate answers.  It protests the difficulty and shrinks back from the daily task that trust is.  Faith doesn’t.  Faith believes that “confidence will be richly rewarded”. (v 35)  And the difference between the two attitudes is life itself!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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