July 12

DAILY READINGS: Judges 5:1-31; Isaiah 26:1-21; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

The just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:4, KJV
The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:17, KJV
Galatians 3:11, KJV; Hebrews 10:38, KJV

The place still stands in Rome where Martin Luther climbed hundreds of steps on his hands and knees doing penance for his sins—or so he thought. Some time later, by the grace of God, the truth of God was revealed to his anxious soul, “The just shall live by faith!” Working will not save you, weeping will not save you, praying will not save you. It is by faith alone in the finished work of Christ. —E. MacLelland

My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device nor creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead. —Lidie H. Edmunds