Faith Equals Life

Re: Verse reading–Proverbs 3:5-6; Galatians 2:15-21; Ephesians 2:8-10 (day four)
Salvation by grace through faith…one of the major doctrines of Paul…did not originate with him.  In Habakkuk 2:4, the key verse in Habakkuk, it says, “Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith.”  This verse sets out two distinct paths that are placed before us…righteousness vs. unrighteousness.  In these passages, Paul contrasts works vs. faith.  It is the same picture that is in Habakkuk.  Will we trust Christ or will we trust in the works of our hands…idols, laws, and good deeds?  The proud one, meaning the one who trusts in himself, vs. the righteous, meaning the one who trusts in Christ.  Which path will you choose?  One leads to life while the other leads to death…choose life!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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