INTRO: We have come to our final message on living by faith. Let me now show you how our messages began. Here are the first words of the first message: Our subject in these messages will be this: What is living by faith? Why is this so very important? This morning we will just introduce our subject. We will look at some overriding things we need to understand as we enter this most important subject. We will begin by looking at our main text, Habakkuk 2:4 which says, "Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.” When God wanted to bring about a sphere in which He could bring personal beings to Himself, He put man in a sphere in which he would have to trust God by faith. For this He created the physical universe. He made a sphere completely different from the one in which He, God and the angels existed. In this physical sphere he locked man into a sphere in which the only way he could learn or know things about God was by faith. Adam learned to live by faith from day one. He never saw God. God spoke to him and he obeyed and this continued until the devil deceived Eve and she led Adam into sin. After Adam and Eve were saved by faith, as Genesis 3 tells us, they had to learn to live by faith and pass that faith on to their children. Salvation is a very complicated thing, and we do not know of any other way God could have saved man by faith than by putting him into a realm in which he could not see God.