This should be a great series, I just finished Romans a couple of weeks ago in this year’s Bible reading plan.
by Mike Ratliff
1 I will stand on my guard post
And station myself on the rampart;
And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
And how I may reply when I am reproved.
2 Then the Lord answered me and said,
“Record the vision
And inscribe it on tablets,
That the one who reads it may run.
3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
4 “Behold, as for the proud one,
His soul is not right within him;
But the righteous will live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:1-4 (NASB)
Just a few days ago I had a conversation with a young man who was interested in talking to me about my camera gear and how I…
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1 thought on “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “ But the righteous man shall live by faith.””
This was my own comment I posted back to Mike.
Mike, those verses are among my cherished favorites, which I quote often. You might also note that Paul confirms his apostolic call and affirms that the Old Testament scriptures have a key role in revealing Jesus Christ even before his incarnation. This is found in the opening text:
Rom 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
Rom 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
Rom 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
Rom 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Although Paul was not with the disciples when Jesus spoke with them back in Luke 24 he clearly was a part of this group after his specific call by Jesus and follows the pattern Jesus set down here:
Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Luk 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
Luk 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Luk 24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
BTW: I prefer the text in the old KJV for verse 16, which explicitly confirms just which gospel Paul is preaching. One can see that of course in the context of other translations, but with so many “other” gospels, it’s not bad to actually point it out. G5547 Χριστός Christos khris-tos’
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus: – Christ.
(KJV+) For G1063 I am not G3756 ashamed G1870 of the G3588 gospel G2098 of Christ: G5547 for G1063 it is G2076 the power G1411 of God G2316 unto G1519 salvation G4991 to every one G3956 that believeth; G4100 to the Jew G2453 first, G4412 and G2532 also G5037 to the Greek. G1672
(ESV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
I originally memorized the verse in the ESV, and still struggle to remember to add that it is the Good News of the gospel of Christ when I share it.
(KJV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.