Live by Faith
My righteous one will live by faith.
And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, all the glory and praises be to the Living God!
The context of the above subject verse (Hebrews 10:38) calls for perseverance in our faith. Especially, those people who have just turned to God leaving away all their evil and wicked ways are to be more cautious. Certainly, the adverse situations and circumstances in one’s life, tests the patience and perseverance in God. Although the said verse is equally applicable to all types of believers, the new one’s are more vulnerable. Even those who are seasoned in living a godly life are to endure the test of patience and perseverance. That is why we are asked not to throw away our confidence, but to persevere and do the will of God.
35. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.Hebrews 10:35-36
The subject verse clearly says that the righteous one will live by faith. Moreover, those who keep their trust and faith in the living God are strengthened and protected from all those fears and hurdles. More importantly, the power of God enables us to persevere and walk the path of righteousness.
Danger of Apostasy
Notably, it is clear from the subject verse that God never takes pleasure in those who go back to their old ways. As it is said, those who are not right in their own soul, do not stand right with God. Furthermore, the Bible warns that what seems right to man, may be a way to death.
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.Proverbs 14:12 NLT
It is important to realize that by love and faith in God, we have His presence in us as the below verse says.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.1 John 4:16 NLT
Therefore beloved, let us stand in the Lord with His strength and lead a life according to the will of the living God. In Jesus’ matchless name alone. Amen.