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 speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” 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 held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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