By Faith

*  Enoch wasn't Jewish, but walked with God so deep - he went home to heaven and never actually died!

* Job wasn’t Jewish, but was saved because he believed God.

* Noah wasn’t Jewish, yet Noah was spared because he believed God.

* Abraham wasn’t Jewish, he became the Father of that Nation …… but Abraham was saved by faith.

The righteous have ALWAYS lived by faith. BOTH before and after the cross! Yes. It’s always been salvation by faith.

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:2-3

We need to remember that the Jewish people were NOT saved by doing the works of the law. The Jewish people were saved because the works of the law were being done IN or BY faith (belief) in God.

The law was a holy tool for “training in righteousness” or rules/ways to live relationally with others and with God. And, these ways or rules were to be done BY faith in Him, not as a labor or work that was earned for salvation.

Salvation came by a heart pointed towards GOD, not by the works of the law.

Yet. The Jewish people made their 613 laws about the works themselves, when they were meant to make their “doing” about faith for living out these works of the law.

If the law could save them, there would be no need for a Savoir.

Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Galatians 3:11

It’s always been salvation by grace through faith in Jesus.

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