Back to the Beginning: Genesis 15

We move on to Genesis 15 today. Take time to click on the link… read God’s Word.

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.--vs. 6

Abram is considered one the heroes of our faith. Not because he moved when God told him to, or because he prayed more than others. He wasn’t without sin, nor did he have some supernatural strength like Samson. He was a man who followed God, not much different than me… or you.

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:1-3

The works of Abraham did not make him righteous. Not even his willingness to sacrifice his one and only son. Abraham was righteous, in right relationship with God, because he believed.

It is so simple and yet so hard. Faith, believing what we do not see, is our righteousness. And what about when the waiting seems forever, and what we believe might not happen? Remember, Abraham died before the promise God gave to him became a reality. A reality we are still living today.

So make a decision to keep believing… keep trusting God will bring His promises to pass. He will you know, for God is the ultimate Promise Keeper.

Father God, like Abraham, bless me with the faith to continue to shoo away the spiritual birds of prey who long to steal my belief in You: doubt, discouragement, impatience, lies of the enemy, complacency. Bless me with perseverance to believe Your promises and stay the course no matter the threat or what I think I see coming.

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