Beginning and Ending in Faith

Photo credit: I must serve all people—those who share in Greek culture and those who are less civilized, the educated as well as the ignorant. That is why I want so much to tell the Good News to you there in Rome. I am proud of the Good News, because it is the power God uses to save everyone who believes—to save the Jews first, and now to save those who are not Jews.

The Good News shows how God makes people right with himself. God’s way of making people right begins and ends with faith. As the Scriptures say, “The one who is right with God by faith will live forever.” (‭Romans‬ ‭1‬:‭14-17‬ ERV)

God's gracious good news is for everyone. Demographics are not a limitation or restriction, as far as God is concerned. People make an issue of culture, status, and education, but not God.

God is inclusive and gracious, but He has one nonnegotiable requirement—faith. Those who come to Him, who desire forgiveness and eternal life, must come in faith. Faith is simply trusting God exists and that He honors a person's trust in Him.

It is not faith in faith, nor a vague belief, it is a genuine, continuing trust in God Himself. As with so many things, God makes it simple, and people complicate it. ©Word-Strong_2015