Today, we continue our study of 2 Corinthians 5, focusing on God's wisdom on how we define the concept of 'newness'. In verses 6 to 10, Paul reminds us that believers must "live by faith not by sight." Even through the storm, we are not alone because the Holy Spirit gives us the incredible gift of faith. If we have faith, and make our lives count, purposing to please Him, we will see clearly... and live clearly.
After witnessing God’s awesome victory on Mount Carmel, Elijah is confronted with the disappointment of depression. But God’s lesson continues! He teaches us that although fatigue may distort our thoughts, He is always faithful, and He will never let us be tempted beyond what we can bear.
The material principle of the Reformation is found in Romans 5:1. This is the principle of Faith which is the cornerstone of Christianity. It is the key that unlocks all the other Solas. Without faith, it is impossible to please God : we can never earn his favour or forgiveness by works. Only by faith in Christ, are we justified and deemed righteous in the sight of God.