Christian Pilgrim


43. Salvation linked to Righteousness and Faith

Righteousness and Salvation:

Psalm 37:39 - "But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble." (Note that "the righteous" still need salvation!)

Psalm 98:2 - "The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen."

Isaiah 45:8 - "Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it."

Isaiah 46:13 - "I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory."

Isaiah 59:16,17 - "And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke."

Isaiah 61:10 - "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels."

Isaiah 62:1 - "For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth."

Faith and Salvation:

Ephesians 2:8 - "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:"

Habakkuk 2:4 - "Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith."

Luke 17:19 "Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole."

Note that in Luke 17:19, this is not physical healing, as Christ only said this to the leper who returned to thank Him and not the other nine. Also:

Luke 18:42,43 - "Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God"