Through Faith

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith. For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law. Romans 3:27-31

Paul is making the argument that both Jews and Gentiles come to God through faith. The law showed the Jews that they couldn’t get to God on their own in that it showed them they were sinners. The law therefore required faith because nobody could actually keep the law though they tried. Striving to keep the law day after day and failing miserably allowed people to realize the law merely pointed to something they couldn’t attain on their own (salvation of their souls).

The same faith that many Jews exercised is the same faith we can experience every day. There’s no need for atonement through the blood of animals. There’s no need to wait for the high priest to enter the Holy of Holies. Through faith in Christ we can enter the Holy of Holies every. . .single. . .day. There we fellowship with the Father, and lean on Him for strength and guidance.

It amazes me that we have an opportunity to enter this Holy of Holies daily.

What amazes me even more is that we don’t act on that opportunity daily.


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