Live by Faith
“For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
God wants us to know Him. The primary way God chooses to reveal Himself to us is through the Bible. One of the qualities of God that we discover when we read the Bible is His righteousness. This means that God is just, that he always does what is right. And, unlike us, He acts without prejudice or favoritism.
God’s righteousness is linked to His love for the world and for us. It is linked to His mercy and His grace and to His forgiveness. It is linked to God sending Christ into the world and Christ’s sacrifice.
If we live a life of faith we will be righteous. If we are righteous, we will have love and we will show mercy, and we will practice forgiveness even if these things are not returned to us.
Live by faith. Walk in righteousness.
May the love of Christ be with you
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)