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 What does it means in Romans 1:17?

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

Can I get some iinsight on what from faith to faith means?

Jerry Austin

 2010/5/21 0:49Profile

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 Re: What does it means in Romans 1:17?

For some real insight, you will have to wait on the Lord, but I will offer how I have taken it.

It is talking about how we pass through degrees of faith. When we first come to God, our faith in a sense is full, but is of course young and untried. In this faith the righteousness of God has been revealed, because we have understood being justified by faith through Jesus Christ.

As we move on in our faith, we begin to be tested by doubts, temptations, and other challenges. Perhaps we fall into sin. All of this strikes at our sense of being justified and at our living by faith. When we pass these trials, we do not pass from faith to something else, but to more faith, a tried faith, a more mature faith, and in a sense a greater faith.

Whatever stage of faith we are in, Paul says we shall live by that faith.

 2010/5/21 2:38Profile


Maybe this will make it clearer.

In this version/translation, the genetive is not mixed up:

Rom. 1:17ESV

"...from (the) faith(fulness of/within Jesus Christ)...

 2010/5/21 7:25

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 Re: What does it means in Romans 1:17?

We are given many examples in the Old Testament; such as the testimony of Abel and Cain to the testimony of Abraham. In each example God speaks to the individual about His promises. We are given testimony of the ups and downs experienced by men like Abraham, David, Hezekiah, Uziah, Joshua, and the list goes on in each generation that God would secure a remnant in every generation.

We have this Scripture which declares this.

Rom 10:17 So then faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Whether the Holy Spirit speaks to us through the Holy Scripture or gives us exact instructions in the way that we should go, if we listen and obey, we reap the promises of the Father to His Son; that we will grow to love God and those who are also in Christ Jesus. Living daily we experience the Light of Life which is able to overcome the ways of this world. We are no longer condemned by God's law, but are enabled to satisfy the law because we learn to look forward to a renewing, a refreshing that comes from God daily. As we experience God in this way, a day of His grace creates in us a living faith. As we live day to day, the promises of God, are demonstrated to us through the work of Christ ministering to us through the Holy Spirit. Christ is faithful to continue a work in us. The sum of this work saves us. The sum of this work teaches us of His righteousness. The sum of His work teaches us to look forward for the hope of tomorrow, another day another word from Him another lesson in the ways that we should walk. Thus we learn to live day by day, faith to faith, just as those who have gone before us and have this testimony,"For therein is the righteousness of God revealed."

In Christ

Jeff Marshalek

 2010/5/21 10:45Profile

 Re: What does it means in Romans 1:17?

This is a quote from the second half of Habakkuk 2:4.

I few quick comments: Heb 11:1. As rookie said, we need to have heard from God for there to be substance to our faith.

Also, Jesus said we LIVE by every word which proceeds from the mouth of God. I think, in view of the proximity of eating bread in what He was answering, there is a place for the Lord's supper in your meditations.

It is by His faith we enter into His death, from whence we become a new creation - described by Jesus as that which springs from a corn of wheat falling into the ground and dying. Not only does wheat have to ripen on the stalk, it has to be harvested, threshed, ground and mixed with yeast, water, salt and sugar, before it becomes bread. Entering into this process as a corn of wheat which is willing to die, and eventually be baked in a hot oven, is all part of being saved by faith. The justified ones shall live by the substance of faith - the word of God.

 2010/5/22 9:28

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 Re: Romans 1 v 17

From faith to faith simply means - 'God makes us right in His sight from start to finish by faith - The process starts with faith and is accomplished in the end with faith.
It is only through faith (trust in Him) can we be made right in God's eyes.

Ceri Elaine

 2010/5/22 11:56Profile

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