~ The Christian and Faith ~
Looking to Christ ~ It is by faith that we receive salvation. “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:22). “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Justified by Faith ~ Justification by faith is the Christian’s place. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1-2).
Walking by Faith ~ Walking by faith allows Christian progress. “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Standing by Faith ~ Standing by faith gives the Christian stability. “Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand” (2 Corinthians 1:24).
Living by Faith ~ Living by faith gives the Christian sustenance. “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God” (Galatians 2:20-21a).
Leaning on Christ ~ Our faith allows us to have fellowship with God. “Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved” (John 13:23).
Living unto Christ ~ The faith of the Christian is what enables him to live for Christ. “He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:15).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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