The just shall live by faith.
Everyone has and lives by a form of faith. Now, someone might say they’re not a person of faith. But everyone has faith. Everyone applies faith. Even the atheist has faith, even though it isn’t faith in God.
Actually, I think it takes more faith to be an atheist and to not believe there is a Creator or someone who is in control of all the things around us.
Everyone has a measure of faith. Everyone has faith in something. Maybe it’s faith in themselves, which will be disappointing. Maybe they have faith in a political system, which will be even more disappointing. But they have faith.
I think the problem is that we make faith so mystical when, in fact, we act in faith every day. For example, when you go to a restaurant and order, you have faith that the food will be fresh and will be prepared properly.
When you step into an elevator, you’re applying faith that all the cables are working and that maintenance workers have done their due diligence. When you go to the pharmacy and to fill your medications, you’re trusting the pharmacist knows what he or she is doing and will put the right pills in the right bottle.
But when someone comes along and says, Have faith in God, people will think that’s insane. Yet the Bible tells us, The just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17 NKJV). It doesn’t say, “The just shall live by emotions, because sometimes we’re up emotionally, and sometimes we’re down.
So let’s believe the Word of God regardless of our emotions because there’s no safer place to put our faith than in God Himself.