“He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure.” (Isaiah 33:15–16 ESV)
Faith far too often is mechanical, intellectual (only), theoretical. But the man who is transformed by God’s grace is truly different; faith moves from theoretical to a passionate pursuit. The kingdom of God is for these people, people who have been transformed. Grace laced people are transformed so that they walk righteously, speak truthfully, hate oppression, cheating & bribery, and oppose evil – even when it is sanctioned by the law. This man is near God, he is strong, secure, satiated. Has your heart been transformed by the grace of God or has your faith been something that you have only known in your head?