Romans 3:20 For no person will be justified — made righteous, acquitted and judged acceptable — in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For the real function of the Law is to make men recognize and be conscience of sin (not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith and holy character). Amp.
Romans 3:22 Namely the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ, the Messiah (And it is meant) for all who believe. For their is no distinction.
Romans 4:24 … Righteousness, standing acceptable to God, will be granted and accredited to us who believe — trust in, adhere to, and rely on — God Who raised Jesus from the dead.
Trust – d) Firm belief in the honesty, reliability, etc. of some person or thing; confident expectation, hope.
Reliance – d) trust, dependence or confidence
I like the Amplified Version. It does not just say believe but trust in, adhere to and rely on. It is easy to say you believe in God. that He exists and created heaven, earth, and mankind and all creation. But even the demons in hell believe that He is the creator.
True faith expects us to live out what we believe by relying on Him for all our needs which covers a large area. He wants us to know all about Him and His Ways. He is full of love and goodness and cannot lie. So when we place our life in His hands, we cannot go wrong.
Luke 21:25-24 says that men’s hearts will fail them for fear because of of all the things that are coming upon the earth. They are left without resources not knowing which way to turn. This is right before He returns. Resources meaning faith in God. The most important thing there is in this life is our faith in God. It will see us through the darkest night and leave us with a supernatural strength that will lift us above the the depression and sadness that hide around every corner trying to steal our faith.
True faith, in God’s eyes, has nothing to do with the size or amount of a work you aim to accomplish. Rather, it has to do with the focus and direction of your life. God is not as concerned with your grand vision as He is with who you are becoming. He is more interested in winning all of me than in my winning all the world for Him.