Thursday, October 11

Romans 4:16-25

16 This is why the promise is by faith, so that it may be according to grace, to guarantee it to all the descendants — not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of Abraham’s faith. He is the father of us all. 17 As it is written: I have made you the father of many nations. He is our father in God’s sight, in whom Abraham believed — the God who gives life to the dead and calls things into existence that do not exist. 18 He believed, hoping against hope, so that he became the father of many nations according to what had been spoken: So will your descendants be. 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body to be already dead (since he was about a hundred years old) and also the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 because he was fully convinced that what God had promised, he was also able to do. 22 Therefore, it was credited to him for righteousness. 23 Now it was credited to him was not written for Abraham alone, 24 but also for us. It will be credited to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.

Summary:

All God’s promises rest in His power, not your ability to believe them. There was so much about Abraham’s life that human circumstance and mentality would have called impossible. What we can see here is that our Faith must have 3 things.

An Object - God
Obstacles - Sin, Flesh, Human Weakness
A Clear Objective - The Glorification of God

In Faith, you weigh the impossibility of your circumstances against the impossibility of God breaking His promise. No promise ever has been or ever will be too large for God to keep.

Reflection:

Verse 20 says “No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in the faith as he gave glory to God.” Unbelief is going to happen, doubt is going to enter your mind and heart. When unbelief comes knocking today, fight it with Faith. Fight your unbelief with the reality that there’s nothing God cannot do and God will always come through.

Prayer:

Father, help me rest today. Help me rest in your promises, your grace, and your truth. Allow me to see that you are fully in control of everything in my life, no matter how hard my current circumstances might be.

 

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