The Bible says thrice that “the just shall live by faith”.
Often, Bible teachers and preachers take that to mean that the just ought to live according to the doctrines and precepts of faith.
But that’s not what it says. It says simply that the person who is just shall live, not must or ought to live, by faith. Obviously, in context, his faith.
No one can live by someone else’s faith.
The Bible also speaks of “faith which worketh by love” (Galatians 5:6) and of “the breastplate of faith and love” (1 Thessalonians 5:8),
These verses illustrate the intimate inseparable connection between faith and love.
This page is an index to a wealth of teaching on the subject of living by faith.
- – it is not sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight🙂
- – it is not hope
Hope is in the mind1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
Hope is God’s protection for the mind.
Faith is in the heart
In the above verse, the breastplate of faih covrs the heart.Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Also Hope is oriented to the future.
Faith is oriented to the present.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
The things hoped for are things not seen, because they are in the future.
But faith possesses now the substance of the things hoped for
How Faith Comes
by hearing the Word of God
“You Can, Can’t You? And You Want, Don’t You? So You Will, Won’t You?” Faith prayer I learned in childhood.