Living by faith is a statement we as beIievers are completely familiar with. Let’s read it in context.
Romans 1:16-17 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Now, if you have never actually read it in context, you might have thought that It meant that we should trust God for our finances. This context, is far removed from it. Yes, you might say, but that is not the place where it was written orrigionally. Let’s see…
And the Lord answered me:
“Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay.
“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
but the righteous shall live by his faith.
Some translations end the statement with the Righteous shall live by His faithfulness.
Let’s be honest the real understanding of this statement in context is also not clear. Even the Hebrew is not clear here. Yet, there is one thing very important to understand.
The righteous shall live by HIS faith. Truth of the matter is that your faith is what you live by.
What is your faith. Let’s take a look at that this week.