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“Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.” (Romans 3:27, NKJV)

In this passage in Romans, Paul is speaking to the Jews who were boasting in their good works and their adherence to the Law in order to gain favor from God. Paul is telling them that the only law they can boast in is in the law of faith.

Have you ever viewed faith as a law? Not a law like an Old Testament law that you must follow by like the law of gravity? The law of gravity works every time. If I decide to jump out of a window, the law of gravity will take over and I will fall to the ground. It doesn’t matter what I say when I jump out the window or how I jump out of the window. It won’t matter which window I decide to jump out of, I’m going to hit the ground because of the law of gravity.

Paul is referring to the law of faith here. If we would begin to view faith as a law, like we view gravity, we would see things start to shift in our lives. I encourage you to begin to apply faith to your situations and expect faith to work, the same way, every time just like you would expect to fall to the ground every time you jump out of a window.

When we focus of the facts of our situation, it kills our faith. When we focus on what the facts of our situations say it infuses unbelief and we end up using our faith to overcome unbelief rather than using our faith to see the situation turn around.

Everywhere in the Bible that talks about having faith for something it doesn’t say that when you have faith, it might happen. It says it will happen. Faith is a law and it is intended that we treat it that way. Begin to apply faith to your situation and expect results in your favor, every time, all the time.

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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