1:7to do. The essential relationship between faith and obedience is illustrated here. Faith is confidence based on God’s promise (v. 6), and such faith issues in obedience (v. 7).
the law. The Hebrew word is broader in meaning than the English word “law.” It may include both promises and commands, as well as records of God’s activity. See “The Word of God: Scripture as Revelation” at Ex. 32:16.
have good success. Success is understood in terms of what God has promised. Such success cannot be understood simply as a reward earned by obedience, because the promise was issued before any obedience. It would be more accurate to understand the promised success as something that can be forfeited by disobedience.
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