1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
4By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; [a] for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. (Heb. 11:1-7)
As we look at this passage we see that righteousness is by faith, but for some it is by assumption. How can this be? Some think they are righteous just because they are well rounded in the Lord’s Word and know more than anyone. Is this true? Not really, if you remember Satan is well rounded in the word of the Lord and does he not use it to his advantage? Yes he does and so do many others who pervert God’s words. They do not want to use Scripture to verify their claims of their opinion. God does not have an opinion, he is the Truth and only speaks the truth and through truth and faith there is Righteous in Faith. Not righteousness in assumption. To say that God has an opinion is like saying God does not speak the truth. The blog my husband re-blogged called “Do you see?” is a prime example of how people are being righteous by assumption and not righteous by faith. Assumption is a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. Faith is truth and the truth is the Lord. Isn’t it time we stop assuming we are righteous in ourselves when God tells us we are righteous through Christ’s work on the cross? We need to stop assuming because that is why Cain killed Abel. He believed in what he thought was a good sacrifice to the Lord not what he should be doing to please the Lord through humility. Amen
1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.