Galatians 2:16 NLT
Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”
Just as Joseph in our Old Testament reading today was a grace given by GOD. His brothers had a hard time believing he was in this position. They eventually had to came to believe who he was now or deal with the famine on their own (Genesis 45-46).
This is true for us and JESUS, we must place our total faith in HIM for salvation, not laws or anything else.
This is the Good News that we share and live, but it can be easy to abandon the faith in CHRIST alone for other “things”. Distractions Are Everywhere!
This total faith in CHRIST is all we depend on and our lives begin to identify things that compete with that and must be removed.
It is too easy to make up current day “laws” that we think will give us some form of standing with GOD. Well, I did this, or I really have been good on this. Praise the LORD for that, but if that takes away the focus of total faith in CHRIST for our salvation, we have departed our way to GOD for something else. Those things do not save us. Those things are produced from our total faith in JESUS, first.
Prayer: LORD, we love YOU and desire to live a life please to YOU. This can only be done by first placing our total faith in JESUS and nothing else. Through HIM we have access to salvation and eternal life, as well as the best life today in HIM.