October 13, 2020

Have Chutzpah!

“Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.” – Romans 4:4,5 As we continue our discussion about faith, I want to dive a little bit deeper into the origin and meaning of the word used to define it. While the New Testament was written in Greek because that was the prevailing tongue of the day, Jesus originally taught in Aramaic, which was a Jewish language. Similarly, since the Apostle Paul defined himself as a Hebrew of Hebrews, it’s safe to assume that although he spoke both Latin and Greek, he was guided by the Jewish interpretation of words as he wrote. Therefore, when he used the word faith in passages like the one above, what was penned was probably amadea

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