1. How has living by faith aﬀected your life? 2. What are some things that you are believing for in faith? 3. What are you doing in order to increase your faith?
Citation: Price, Frederick K.C., D.D. Faith, Foolishness or Presumption? Los Angeles, California: Faith One Publishing.
Laying The Foundation
If the just shall live by faith then faith must be a way of life!
Faith Is A Way Of Life “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4 “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17 “But that no man is justi ed by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary just shall live by faith.” Galatians 3:11 • Foolishness means “lacking in sense or sound judgement; weak in • The word just means “one who has been justi ed by the blood of intellect; unwise; imprudent; acting without judgment or discretion; Jesus Christ,” or more literally, “to be made or declared righteous.” silly; vain; tri ing; ridiculous.” “Now the just shall live by faith, but if any man draw back, my soul shall have • Presumption means “to take liberties; to rely too much upon; to take no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10:38 something for granted; to make suppositions (not based on fact); the • We have made a religion out of Christianity, but it is not a religion. overstepping of proper bounds.” Christianity is a way of life, and that way of life is the way of faith. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 Owe No Man Anything? • We, who are in Christ, should be walking by faith, and not by what we perceive with our senses. “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath ful lled the law.” Romans 13:8 You Are Given The Measure Of Faith • The word owe in this verse simply means “not being obligated to any “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, man, other than to love him.” not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy Romans 12:3 right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, • Every person who accepts Christ as his or her personal Savior has and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall faith. Faith is a requirement of salvation. compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and •“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.” Matthew 5:38-42 is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 • Deuteronomy 28:1-12 How Does Faith Come To You? “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 • The day you were saved, you heard the Word of God, and when you heard it, faith came, because you believed what you heard, and you received Jesus as Lord. • 2 Peter 1:1-8 • All things pertaining to life and godliness are ours by birthright, but you will never enjoy them personally, until you learn how to live by faith. It is faith that cause those things to work in your life as an individual.
Faith, Foolishness Or Presumption: Let’s De ne And Qualify These Three Words • Faith is acting on what you believe, or being a doer of the Word. • James 2:20 tells us that “faith without works is dead.” • Faith without corresponding actions will not work on your behalf. • In 1 Peter 2:24, we read, “...by whose stripes ye were healed.” • If you say you believe that you are well, then you ought to talk, think and act like it.
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