A deeper understanding of The Just Shall Live By Faith
But the faith of the hand is the faith that will stand, For the faith that will do must include the first two.
This will only happen upon the revelation of Jesus Christ giving us this understanding by the Holy Spirit)...John 14:26 KJV King James Bible
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you
To understand in a deeper way how incapable we are to "do" things of God without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, I invite the reader to Brother Cal's work titled "The deceitful lie of free will teaching":
The passage of scripture verse, "The Just Shall Live by Faith" is written 4 times within 4 different contexts throughout the Bible first
the issue well; Moses received 613 precepts in Torah, David reduced them to eleven (Ps. 15),
Isaiah to six (33:15-16), Micah to three (6:8), and Habakkuk to just one: יחיה באמונתו וצדיק) .:2:4)
Let's begin with Habakkuk 2:4. :
righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Habakkuk “The righteous one will live
by his faithfulness”
Paul “The one righteous will live”
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Hebrews is primarily addressed to the Jews and is under the law, not the church. We can see works employed and not grace.
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God
the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God
integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting
in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due
righteous, observing divine laws
in a wide sense, upright, righteous, virtuous, keeping the commands of God
of those who seem to themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves in their virtues, whether real or imagined
innocent, faultless, guiltless
used of him whose way of thinking, feeling, and acting is wholly conformed to the will of God, and who therefore needs no rectification in the heart or life
only Christ truly
approved of or acceptable of God
in a narrower sense, rendering to each his due and that in a judicial sense, passing just judgment on others, whether expressed in words or shown by the manner of dealing with them
Origin: from G1349
TDNT entry: 05:02,2
Part(s) of speech: Adjective
Strong's Definition: From G1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy(absolutely or relatively): - just, meet, right (-eous).
conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervour born of faith and joined with it
relating to God
the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ
relating to Christ
a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God
the religious beliefs of Christians
belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same
the character of one who can be relied on
Origin: from G3982
TDNT entry: 08:54,8
Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine
Strong's Definition: From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence ; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truthitself: - assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
to live, breathe, be among the living (not lifeless, not dead)
to enjoy real life
to have true life and worthy of the name
active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God
to live, i.e. pass life, in the manner of the living and acting
of mortals or character
living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul
metaphorically to be in full vigour
to be fresh, strong, efficient
as adjective active, powerful, efficacious
Origin: a primary verb
TDNT entry: 15:52,3
Part(s) of speech: Verb
Strong's Definition: A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively): - life (-time), (a-) live (-ly), quick.
Original: ἐκ ἐξ
Transliteration: ek ex
out of, from, by, away from
Origin: a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause
TDNT entry: literal or figurative
Part(s) of speech: Preposition
Strong's Definition: A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote): - after, among, X are, at betwixt (-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for (-th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in,. .. ly, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with (-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.