4020 life, of faith

4020 life, of faith

The way by which believers journey through this world and into the life to come. Jesus Christ himself is the way to life.

Life seen as travelling with God

Walking with God Ge 17:1 See also Ge 5:22,24; Ge 6:9; Ge 48:15; Ps 56:13; Ps 89:15; Mic 4:5; Zec 10:12

Journeying from the old to the new Isa 43:19 See also Ex 18:8; Isa 40:3-5; Mic 2:13

God’s guidance along the way Ex 13:21 See also Ex 23:20; Dt 1:32-33; Dt 8:2; Ne 9:12,19; Ps 25:9; Jer 2:17; Gal 5:25

God’s ways

Walking in God’s way Isa 35:8; 1Jn 2:6 See also Ge 18:19; Ex 18:20; Dt 10:12-13; Dt 13:5; Dt 28:9; Jos 22:5; Job 23:10-12; Ps 1:1-2; Ps 18:30; 2Ti 3:10

God teaches believers his way Isa 48:17 See also 1Sa 12:23; 1Ki 8:35-36 pp 2Ch 6:26-27; Ps 25:8-9,12; Ps 86:11; Ps 119:30; Pr 6:23; Isa 2:3; Isa 30:20-21 Characteristics of the way of life include holiness, obedience, trust, humility, joy and peace: Ps 16:11; Ps 23:2; Pr 8:20; Jer 6:16; Mic 6:8; Gal 5:22-23

Sinners refuse to follow God’s way Isa 53:6 See also Isa 56:11; Ac 14:16; 2Pe 2:15

All other routes end in death Pr 14:12 See also Dt 11:28; Dt 31:29; Jdg 2:17; 2Ki 21:22; Ps 1:6; Pr 15:10; Pr 16:25

Those who travel God’s way are blessed Pr 4:18 See also Dt 5:33; 1Ki 8:23; Pr 11:5; Isa 26:7-8; Mt 5:3-12

Jesus Christ is the way to life

Jn 14:6; Col 2:3 See also Jn 8:12; Heb 12:2 “the Way” was an early designation of Christianity, suggestive of the content of the church’s message that Jesus Christ is the way to life: Ac 9:2; Ac 19:9,23; Ac 22:4; Ac 24:14,22

Entrance to the way to life

Entrance is restricted Mt 7:13-14 See also Jn 10:9; Jn 14:6

Entrance is by faith Heb 11:8-10 See also Jn 3:15-16; 2Co 5:7; Heb 11:6,13-16

See also

1220God as shepherd
1315God as redeemer
2324Christ as Saviour
2339Christ, example of
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
3140Holy Spirit, teacher
5953stability
8020faith
8107assurance & life of faith
8168way, the
8837unbelief & life of faith

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