Faith, Where Does it Come From?
Faith, where does it come from? How can a man who does not believe suddenly believe? People don’t have faith then suddenly believe, how and why? If you don’t have something, how can you then have it unless it was given to you? Is faith something that can be earned, why would you then work for what you do not believe? If you then work for it, isn’t it then because you believe that you work? So then where does faith come from if we neither have it nor can work for it?
Faith is of the Lord! Faith is solely a gift from God! Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life.” God declares unrighteous men righteous, and does so as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. God displayed Him publicly as a merciful atoning sacrifice for all the believing in Him. So, if you are trusting in Jesus God has declared you righteous, and can do so because Jesus lived righteously and willingly died in place of all the believing in Him.
Therefore, if you believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior you are right with God. You cannot be more right or less right than you are today. There is nothing that you can do to add to or take away from the finished work of the Son of God, Jesus the Christ.