If we are to really live, we must live out our lives by faith. It is evident that God emphasizes the importance of walking by faith. I think it is good to highlight the fact that faith is not walking day by day, but it is walking step by step. The evidence of those that have been justified (those that have been declared righteous by God) are to walk by faith. Faith is the one thing that honors God. Faith is the thing that gains God’s attention. Faith is the foundation by which everything in Christianity rest upon. Without faith we will never be able to please God. Now the purpose of Christianity is to live a life that pleases and glorifies God. Walking by faith is the best way we can bring glory to God.
Most people today are justifying themselves by what they are doing, rather than being justified on what has already been done. We are not declared righteous by our works, we are declared righteous through our faith. Just like with Abraham, he believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Simply believing God is enough. Wow!!! That is incredible to think that in order to really please the Lord all we have to do is believe Him. In a world that wants to question Him, God just wants us to believe Him.
When there is an argument between my children, I find that both of them just want to be believed. The same goes for God. Satan is telling his story and God is proclaiming his truths. The question remains: Are we going to believe the lies of Satan, or are we going to believe the truths of God?
Today’s Challenge: Just believe God. Remember the only way to truly live, is to live completely by faith.