Galatians 3:11 - Living by Faith!
Gal.3:11; Living by Faith!
The just shall live by faith. Gal 3:11 (KJV)
We have met this verse before: "The just shall live by faith"
(Rom. 1:17; Heb. 10:38). This little verse from Habakkuk is so rich
that God wrote three NT commentaries on it! [Wiersbe Expository
Habakkuk states the fundamental principle of the gospel: "the
just shall live by his faith." To divest oneself of the feeling of
security in oneself, to believe God's message, and to trust in Him means
life and happiness for the soul. [Believer's SB]
Trying to be right with God ("justified") by our own effort
doesn't work. Good intentions such as "I'll do better next time" or
"I'll never do that again" usually end in failure. Paul points to
Habakkuk's declaration (Habakkuk 2:4) that by trusting God--believing in
his provision for our sins and living each day in his power--we can
break this cycle of failure. [Life Application SB]