“Behold, his soul which is proud is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4
Another version of the well-known scripture above says:
“Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.“ Habakkuk 2:4 New Living Translation
What does this mean? Simply put, the righteous person, the one who is justified and put in right-standing with God through belief in His Son Jesus– this person lives a life of faith and trust in God.
The Christian life is walked out daily, living in communion with Christ, with the Father and with the Holy Spirit. We seek His way, learning what pleases God as we allow our thoughts to be transformed by the truth found in God’s word.
This takes time. Our relationship with the Father, through Christ, is built through time spent with Him in prayer, studying God’s word and by asking the Holy Spirit to help us understand it.
We confess our sins when we commit them, fully trusting that God is faithful to forgive us each and every time.
And so, as we go on growing in Christ, we grow in faith, trusting that what God say’s is true, even when our eyes see evidence to the contrary:
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7
God is faithful to His promises. He is faithful…period. Trust Him and experience the peace and freedom that comes from of life well-lived in faith.