“Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So, we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.” Romans 3:27-28
We are not made right with God by obeying the law, we are made right with God by our faith. It can be very confusing about what is faith. What is the saving faith that Paul talks about in Romans? Faith is defined as belief with strong conviction; firm belief in something for which there may be no tangible proof; complete trust, confidence, reliance, or devotion. Faith is the opposite of doubt. Faith is the assurance that the things revealed and promised in the Word are true, even though unseen, and gives the believer a conviction that what he expects in faith, will come to pass. Faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something. The last definition says that faith is complete trust. This is the faith that we need to follow Jesus Christ. The scripture at the end of Habakkuk is what faith is all about. “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.” (Habakkuk 3:17-19) This scripture speaks volumes about how we need to trust Jesus Christ. We have faith in Jesus Christ no matter what is happening in our lives or in the world around us.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)