Living by the faith of Jesus

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When you only read one translation of the Bible, you miss out on so much! It’s pretty wild how one word can change a whole verse, and how the translator’s personal beliefs affect how he translates! Take for example, Galations 2:20…. 

The NIV (which is pretty much all I read growing up) says ” I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith IN the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” But, if you read other translations, you might see a little word that changes everything! “I am crucified with Christ. Nevertheless, I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith OF the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Did you see the difference? According to the NIV, it appears that I live because of my faith in Jesus! It becomes about right believing, and ultimately my salvation rests on my shoulders. But, in the KJV, I live by HIS faith! I live because of his love for me and because of his sacrifice! This makes my heart light and full of joy! I feel his faith bursting forth in my heart….and it feels a lot like rest. 🙂

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About playinginthefountain

I am a child of God, fully accepted and magnificantly loved by him! He has romanced me and I am completely satisfied with all he has done for me. I want nothing more than to live in his love and to share his goodness with others. The most important people in my life are my wonderful husband and my three sweet, crazy kids. I am so blessed to be on this adventure with them! It's a wild ride, but in him I have an endless supply of peace and rest. I eat from the abundance of his house and drink from his river of delights!~Psalm 36:8-9

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