The just shall live by faith, faith only on what God gave us by promise, and was confirmed by Him in Christ.
There is no other way we may inherit the promises of God except that of believing in the faith of Jesus Christ, "the scripture hath concluded all [other ways] under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe" Galatians 3:22.
We should always know that "before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster" Galatians 3:23-25.
Now that faith is come, we cannot continue in those beggarly elements if we’ve to please God.
But how has faith come to us?
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" Romans 10:17.
"But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness" Romans 6:17-18.
Faith came to us first, when we obeyed the truth of Jesus Christ. "And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham" Galatians 3:8-9.
No man is justified any other way apart from that of believing in the gospel of Christ, for "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith" Galatians 3:13-14.
We receive the promise of the Spirit through faith in Jesus. It is to him where the promises were made, and we inherit them through him.
"Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator." Galatians 3:19
The promise is given through Jesus Christ to them that believe. For instance, "ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:26.
"And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise" Galatians 3:29.
Why am l writing like this, Paul says, "I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ" 2 Corinthians 11:3.
- I marvel that you are turning away...
- The just shall live by faith!
- He adopted us as his very own sons!
- Walk circumspectly!
- For every man shall bear his own burden!
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