A Short Study of Romans 1:17

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
(Romans 1:17)

This “righteousness of God, revealed from faith to faith,” is revealed TO faith to show that it is not obtained BY faith. The whole and sole cause of justification is Christ! Faith is no more than the hand to receive it by. And faith does not give the least title (credit) to it! No, so far from that, faith is produced by the complete work of Christ’s righteousness. So that as faith has no hand in the work, neither has faith any merit in the performance. It is not revealed from works to faith, but from faith to faith. And as Christ is the great object of faith, so all the life and actings of faith are solely upon His person, blood, and righteousness.

Robert Hawker

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