The heart of the believer is toward the Lord from the day of their salvation… then desiring to live righteously and according to His will. But we often fail and falter. Thankfully, it is God’s work for, in, and through us that is the saving issue. Our one work is to trust Christ and His Cross. Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God (for you), that ye believe on (trust in) him whom he (The Father) hath sent. John 6:29.
All genuine Christians must have had faith for salvation by grace through faith in Christ as Savior. Yet, the plan of God is to also renew and sanctify or set apart our soul’s mindset unto Him. This is called sanctification, which is accomplished in the very same way of faith in Christ for His accomplishment “in us.” “As (in the same way) ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so (also) walk ye in him: (Colossians 2:6)
Faith is one of the most precious treasures a man can possibly possess. It is a pity that so few understand what the Bible teaches about it.
Faith is often confused with presumption, optimism, determination, superstition and imagination. Actually it is simply believing. This is why we read in Rom. 4:5:
“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
The darkness we see in the world today took root by the Devil’s corrupting of the minds of mankind with the fall of Adam. His Sin-spirit (cf. Eph 2:2-3) was simultaneously imparted as the Sin-nature, that Paul calls “sin in the flesh” (Rom 8:3). This viral deposit of the Sin-nature is inborn to all men born of Adam’s lineage, corrupting their minds. This is the cause of all darkness, evil, pain, and suffering in the world.
“Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness” (Rom. 4:3).
Has it ever occurred to you that the most loved, the most honored, the most respected person of all history is — not Christ, but Abraham.
Prophecy fulfilled in Christ’s death and resurrection.
Psalm 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
The head stone here is also called the corner stone, from which a building is measured and laid out to be in perfect alignment and order, as a building that will stand long and strong.
Shortly after the crucifixion of Jesus Peter spoke these words to the people of Israel concerning Jesus whom they had crucified.
Paul’s expansive view of the Christian life eliminates ‘worship’ as seen in the Old Testament under the Law, with its external rites of worship. Paul never once uses the word ‘worship’ in an external sense. But Paul speaks of thanksgiving, gospel sharing, walk in the spirit, and the sacrifice and offering of ourselves to the Lord.
Paul says all our lives should be an offering unto the Lord. Paul uses the terminology of a living sacrifice as pleasing to the Lord. Paul never speaks of ‘worship.’
The following describes the rest and secure relationship that is available to every Christian... by faith. We each should come to know the Lord personally, as our loving Father. We have this relationship because of His grace extended to us when He intervened and saved us. His purpose was much more...
Faith is among the most precious treasures any person can possibly possess. It's a shame that so few understand what the Bible teaches about faith. If they understood faith, its source, and its rewards, they would cease for their futile religious efforts in trying to earn God's favor. They would find the rest that is available only in trusting Christ in all their daily living.
It is clear from the verse below that every person born into the world has received a "measure of faith" from God.
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me (Paul), to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure (Gk., metron, portion) of faith.