Sunday School Today: Faith

“The just shall live by faith.” This declaration of the Christian principle of life is noted in Scripture:
Habakkuk 2:1-5
Romans 1:17
Galatians 3:10-11
Hebrews 10:38-39

In Habakkuk 2:1-5, we see the difference between the lives of the unjust and the just. The unjust are puffed up and live by their own self-sufficiency. The just, in contrast, live by faith– their confidence is in God. To them, faith is more than a philosophy of life; it is the very principle of life (v. 4).

The righteous man lives by faith. He is saved by faith (Acts 16:31), is kept by faith (1 Peter 1:5), and, as noted before, lives by faith (Galatians 2:20). Though his faith will be tried many times and in many ways (1 Peter 1:7), faith will always be vindicated, because it is more sufficient than any other situation or circumstance. Faith knows how to wait on the Lord (Isaiah 40:31), and it is always victorious (1 John 5:4).

Faith defies reason; it can move mountains (Matthew 17:14-21). It does not always face the facts, and it never gives up (Hebrews 11:32-39). Faith says, “God is working out His perfect will in my life, and I can wait, endure and even suffer.” Faith does not make things easier, but it does make all things possible.


About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and inspirational speaker with experience as a business owner and corporate management for over 25 years. I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also been a member of the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am presently a Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron and moderate over numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. My degree is in Business and Organizational Communication from The University of Akron, and I am working on my M.A. in Christian Studies with Crown College (MN). My hometown is Cleveland (the center of the universe) and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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