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June 7: The Just Shall Live by Faith

Romans 1:17

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.”

Romans 5:1

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”

 

Faith is the lifeline of the believer in Christ. Our life is of faith. Today’s opening Scripture tells us that the Gospel of Christ carries the power to reveal the righteousness of God, from faith to faith, as it is written the just shall live by faith. Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us that we are saved by grace through faith, and that not of ourselves; it is the gift of God, and not of works lest any man should boast. Grace saved us through faith. How? We heard the Gospel of salvation, and believed it, and acted upon it; then we are saved. That was how we received salvation. That’s how we continue to live in Christ. Colossians 2:6-7 tells us to walk in Christ Jesus the Lord just as we received Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Living by faith, therefore, is living by the Word. To live by the Word, receiving, believing and acting upon it, is to live by faith. Hallelujah!

Romans 5:1 tells us that we have been justified from every sin or wrong doing, and declared righteous by faith in Christ Jesus. That same faith with which we are justified, is what it takes to live the Christian life. The just shall live by faith; the just shall live by the Word. Matthew 4: 4 tells us that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Living by the Word is living by faith, and vice versa. Now that you are born again, understand that God has given His Word unto you to live by. Understand that the Word governs you now; the Word regulates your life, your taste, your appetite, your demeanor, etc. Now that you are saved, you must give earnest heed to the Word that you may grow by it. You are born of the Word and you live by it. This is what it means to live by faith. The just shall live by faith.

Go ahead and live by faith as you live daily by the Word. Let the Word moderate everything that pertains to you. Let your life be an expression of the Word of God in your spirit. Live out the Word, and make your life count. God bless you!

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that I am of faith, and I live by faith. I receive, believe and act upon the Word. My life is an expression of the Word of God. I am born of the Word and I live by it. Amen.

Further Meditation: Matthew 4:1-4; Colossians 3:16.

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