TUESDAY February 16, 2021
The Just Shall Live by Faith
But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”
The book of Galatians has been called the “Magna Carter of Christian Liberty.” Legalism brings a person into bondage, but the grace of God makes you a bondservant of Jesus Christ freely––willingly.
Along with the book of Romans, the book of Galatians became the battle cry of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and a theologian, came to the place in Romans 1:17 where it states, “The just shall live by faith.” This Scripture set him free. In the book of Romans, Luther found that the route to God led through the path of faith.
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Germany. He confronted the Catholic Church’s corruption in selling indulgences to absolve sin, and they strongly came against him. Yet it is the Gospel message that has the power to transform people’s lives. Paul stated in Romans 12:1-2:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
The power of the Gospel transformed Martin Luther’s life, and it has changed my life. If you do not know Christ, I urge you to surrender your life fully to Him. Repent of your sins and accept Him as Savior. He can do more with your life than you ever thought possible.
Give up the struggle and the fight; relax in the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus; look up into His lovely face and as you behold Him, He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding––He does the transforming. There is no short-cut to holiness.
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