Yesterday we talked about how Jesus was what really mattered in our lives. As important as theology is, Jesus is what matters the most. He is the foundation, He is the rock, He is what counts and what everything comes down to.
Today, we look at what a life following Jesus is based upon. Look what Paul says today here in Romans 1:16-17:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
He says that he is not ashamed of the Gospel, it’s the power of God.
We are people of faith. Our lives, our walk with God, everything starts with faith. Paul says later on in Romans – if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth, you shall be saved.
What does God want from you? Faith. It all starts with faith. If we have faith, if God is pleased with us.
Why? Because faith is dependence upon Him. Faith says, there is someone bigger and stronger than me, and I trust in them. Faith says that there is a rock higher than I that I trust Him. Faith says I throw myself upon. Faith says it’s all about Him.
That’s where salvation starts. That’s where our walk with Him starts. That’s where it all starts.
Faith. The bible says without faith, it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). But with faith, we know the assurance of salvation.
What does God want from you today? Faith. Dependance upon Him. Trust in Him. A childlike humble belief in Him. Faith.
Today, may we really be a people of faith. May we trust in Him, in each moment of day today.
And in that faith, may we find the joy of salvation.
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