I was reminded recently about a wonderful truth I found out about a few years ago.
It is important that we check out the Greek and Hebrews when studying the Bible, as sometimes the translated word does not reveal the ‘true’ meaning of a word.
Take Romans 10 v 17 as it is translated in the King James Bible (I love and use the KJV by the way).
This says that faith come s by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
If you look at the Greek the word for God is Christou and not Theos.
So a ‘better’ translation would be faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ.
Now this may no sound significant to you but it is highly significant.
The Word of God includes the law, the 10 Commandments, the other rules and regulations required by the Jewish nation to approach God.
These ordinances are not to be followed by the born again believer and indeed do not generate faith.
It is the finished work of Christ and an understanding of grace and the New Covenant that is key in the life of the believer.
The faith builder in our lives is an understanding of what Jesus has done and who we are now in Christ.
An understanding of the finished work of Jesus and what it has done to you is key to your ‘progress’ in this life.
Let that be your focus going forward.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the finished work of Jesus Christ”.
Romans 10 v 17…..So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God