“Now the just shall live by faith.” – Hebrews 10:38
This great statement, so abundantly true, actually was first stated in the book of Habakkuk. The writer of Hebrews is quoting the prophet Habakkuk.
Habakkuk was perplexed. He lived in a day of violence, degradation, apostasy and danger. He bombarded Heaven, asking God to answer—to explain things so he could make sense of it all. But God said, “Habakkuk, you couldn’t understand it anyway, if I told you what I’m up to. You think I’m not working? I’m working, and Habakkuk, here is your responsibility. You are to live in this uncertain age by faith. You want me to tell you how to live? Don’t live by explanations. Live by faith.”
Now, that’s not hocus-pocus or smoke and mirrors. That has spiritual steel and concrete in it…“the just shall live by faith.”
This is the only way to live. In fact, this verse is quoted three times in the Word of God. I wonder if God is trying to tell us something. I know He is. The challenge for us today—and every day—is to live by faith.”
You will find that I use many of Adrian Rogers devotionals as the basis for my ‘wades’. His thinking spurs mine and since they make sense, why not share? I have been guilty of asking “Why?” and “Why Not?” a bunch of times and that marked me as “Not a Company Man”. It also lead those in charge to consider me a rebel. I’ve shared the number (few though they be) of excellent ‘bosses’ and feel pretty certain that I was not a threat to them. The others were arbitrarily unfair. I certainly didn’t live by ‘their’ explanations. I questioned on what “faith” their explanations were based. That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates. AMEN