Why Faith?

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                                      … for the just shall live by faith!

      My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
      knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
      James 1:2-3

Why is our faith tested, and why does God allow it?

      It is by faith that we believe and receive from God,
      … therefore satan wants to hinder our faith,
      … to stop us from believing and receiving from God!
      And it is for that very same reason that God allows it,
      because as we resist satan’s attacks,
      … and patiently resist his negative testing,
      … our faith is strengthened and built up!

But how do you resist satan and his lies?
By believing and standing on what God said,
… what God tells us in His Word.

      But that no one is justified by the law
      in the sight of God is evident,
      for “the just shall live by faith.”
      Gal.3:11

Standing and living what you believe!
In other words,
living by believing God and His Word!
a lifestyle that brings you into grace,
… that place in Him where you live because of Him
… and by what He has done.

      The way of grace is the way of faith!
      You live by believing (by faith).

      for in Him we live and move and have our being.
      Acts 17:28