Romans 4: 18-25
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is the way “it was credited to him as righteousness.” The words “it was credited to him” were written not only for him alone, but also to us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
Even though Abraham’s body and Sarah’s womb was as good as dead, Abraham was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God regarding the promise of God. God’s plan for man to be brought back in a right relationship with him can be made complete when we believe in “the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were”. We must believe by faith that God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty of our sin, God rose him from the death of the cross and now Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father making justification for our sins. The blood of Christ can clean us from all sin, making it as if it never happened. Do you have faith to believe?
Father thank you for making our salvation complete in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Fill us with your Spirit that we may now grow in our relationship and glory to you. We desire to live our lives strong in faith by the light of your righteous word in Jesus’ name, amen.