Hebrews 10:37-39 AMP
37 For still a little while (a very little while), and the Coming One will come and He will not delay.
38 But the just shall live by faith [My righteous servant shall live by his conviction respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, and holy fervor born of faith and conjoined with it]; and if he draws back and shrinks in fear, My soul has no delight or pleasure in him.
39 But our way is not that of those who draw back to eternal misery (perdition) and are utterly destroyed, but we are of those who believe [who cleave to and trust in and rely on God through Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by faith preserve the soul.
Romans 1:17 AMP
17 For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.
The just shall live by faith
Not shrinking back
But pressing in
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This faith leads to more faith
Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ
Don’t give up
Keep pressing in!
Colossians 2:6-7 NLT
6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him. 7 Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.
|Faith(The Humble) contrasted to The Proud|
|righteous are preserved – they do not faint(Isa 40:31) – they live||the proud with impure/greedy desires can’t withstand God’s judgement – they faint||Hab 2:4|
|faithful are preserved||the proud are judged by God and paid back in full||Ps31:23|
|blessed is the one who makes the LORD his trust||the proud fall away to lies or turn to false gods||Ps40:4|
|the humble are given grace by God||the proud are opposed by God||Pro3:34;1Pe5:5;Ja4:6|
|the humble will be honored by God||the proud will be humiliated by God||Pro29:23|
|The humble stand firm in faith and endure||the proud rebel(do not stand firm) and are devoured by the sword||Isa7:9,1:19-20|
|The Lord’s blessing is on the faithful who trust in Him||The Lord’s curse is on the proud who trust in mere human beings and whose heart turns away from the Lord||Jer17:5-8|