..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Devotions from the Heart: From Faith to Faith

by Derek Gitsham

"For therein is the righteousness of God
revealed from faith to faith, as it is
written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’" (Romans 1:17)

Living by faith and exercising our faith
are two of the greatest challenges to the
believer in his walk with the Lord. Obstacles
abound to try and prevent the saint increasing
in faith. "From faith to faith" is a beautiful

The phrase “the just shall live by faith”
points also to the fact that faith must
maintain us. Everything is by faith in our
relationship to Jesus faith from the
beginning and to the end. How glorified
Jesus will be to see faith when He comes.
Faith is the manner of how we progress;
we go on by faith, from faith to faith.

Paul, in the previous verse, is saying
“he is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,
for it is the power of God unto salvation.
To everyone who believeth, to the Jew first,
and also to the Greek.” For therein is the
righteousness of God revealed, from faith to

There is nothing that gladdens the heart of
the Lord’s people more than to see how right
God is in all His dealings with mankind. He
says the gospel reveals the righteousness of
God from faith to faith. As the saints
continue their walk with God, by continually
believing Him, so the revelation of His
righteousness is revealed.

How wonderful and great is the marvelous
wisdom of God. His plan of salvation hangs on
this very thing from faith to faith. It is by
faith to more faith, and more faith and more
faith. God is not asking for us to reason Him
out, but go on believing, keep trusting Him,
and behold the power of the gospel being
enacted before your eyes. There will be
results if you believe, as Jesus said, “These
signs shall follow them that believe.”

We started by faith, by simply believing, we
continue by faith, we finish by faith. Herein
will all be revealed.

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