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60 Day Walk – How Does Faith Live

Posted by jon on April 11, 2012 in but seriously... |

Today’s post is an article I worte for Lawrence Drive’s blog as a part of the 60 Day Walk. We are on a 60 day journey to read through the New Testament.

Romans 7-10

In today’s reading Paul writes much about his struggles with the law. Paul, in his old life, was a lot most of us. He grew up in and around church. He knew the things to say and how “look” spiritual. His whole life was about keeping a set of rules.

Unfortunately, rules don’t save us. At best rules can modify our behavior to make us “look” holy. If we’re lucky we might follow the rules long enough to condition ourselves to live like real Christians. In Romans 10.5 Paul says, “…righteousness by the law is ‘The man who does these things will live by them.’”

“The man who does…”, Rules are about what we can do. It is the same sin Adam and Eve were guilty of in the garden, they wanted to be like God. When we live our lives by a set of rules it is for our own recognition, it puts the redemptive work in our hands. But in the end rules will lead you one of two conclusions, self-loathing or self-exaltation and neither are of God. Either we will despise our inability to follow the rules and assure ourselves that God despises us equally, or we will be so proud of what we’ve done we will have no need for God at all.

We are not a people of rules. Like Paul, we must step out of a life governed by rules, a life where we try to look like Christians. We are a people of faith. We are saved by faith in God’s grace. We live in faith that God’s sovereignty is sufficient for our needs. Romans 10.8 says, “But what does [faith] say? ‘The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart.’” We live by faith that it is not what we can do to change ourselves, but it is God at work in our lives changing us from the inside out.

I hope that by faith God is using this 60 Day Walk in the New Testament to change you.

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