Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
He who has a slack hand becomes poor,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”
Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
The Body (Greek, "soma")
The Soul (Greek, "psyche")
The Spirit (Greek " Pneuma")
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Take Heed To What You Hear
Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”
30, 60, 100-Fold
But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
Time In The Word
So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).