Monday, May 16, 2005

Faith Will Work For Anyone

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. (Romans 3:27)
Everything in the world is governed by spiritual laws. It all works by spiritual principles. A law, or principle, is something that will work every time for every person and in the same way.

Faith is a spiritual law.

This means that it will work for any and every one who uses it. It will perform exactly the same way every time it is put to work.

Notice that faith excludes boasting. There are two reasons for this:
  1. Faith is a law. Have you ever heard anybody bragging about gravity, as if it were some personal accomplishment? Neither have I. Why? Because gravity is a physical law which always works for everybody in the same way every time. It is the same with the law of faith.
  2. Faith is a gift. The Bible says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). God’s gift of faith is available to everyone who wants it and will work for anyone who uses it.
Here’s an example. The Bible says that “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6). Just as faith made Abraham right with God, it will do the same for you when you believe God because faith is a spiritual law.

Hebrews 11 is often called the “Hall of Fame of Faith.” That is because it features a litany of many Old Testament heroes who accomplished mighty feats by faith. If you want to see how faith will work for you, study this chapter to see how faith worked for them. Faith will work for you in the same way it worked for them.

Now, we may not perform the same exploits as these Old Testament saints because desires to do things in us that pertain to these times in which we live. But the principles of faith will work exactly the same for you as it did for them. Sometimes we may fail to use faith properly, or to remain firm in our faith, but faith itself will never fail us.

Grab onto the principle of faith. Believe God’s promises and see how they will change your world. Faith is a spiritual law that will work for anyone, every time.