At Cornerstone Church of Ames, we have been going through Romans and recently covered Romans 1:17. I am also listening to a sermon series from the Village Church going through the book of Galatians where they covered Galatians 3:11.
“The one who by faith is made righteous will live.“
This a Biblical theme captured and contended in several different places. It is both a plea to seek righteousness by faith and an encouragement to live by faith. In God’s righteousness granted, we anchor our hope by faith that it can be ours by asking. This verse’s clear connotation is to convey that we access righteousness by faith alone.
Additionally, by faith we repent and believe our sins are forgiven. By grace we walk in a manner that demonstrates the fruit of a real, living and active faith brewing within us. Living by faith does not mean you are now sinless, it means you trust that God sees you as He sees the sinless Savior. In response, we actively, daily, and simultaneously pray for forgiveness and thank God for the forgiveness we ask. We live in joyful, obedient response. We bear fruit in keeping with repentance.
The one who by faith is made righteous will live (an eternal life by their faith).
The one who by faith is made righteous will live (an earthly life by their faith).
We live by faith because God is our life.
We live by faith because for now we live here.
We live by faith because by what else can we live?