Wednesday, 2 December 2020
"Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." -Romans 4:3
One man's adhering faith in God changed the world after him-what a marvellous way to put it: "Abraham believed God!" After he came two categories of people in the world- believers and non-believers indicating two types of human responses to God. It ultimately decides the eternal destiny of any person living upon this earth. What about you?
Believer & Righteousness:
Let's look at what happened because Abraham believed God- it was accounted to him for righteousness (Gen.15:6; Gal.3:6-8; James 2:23). Abraham's belief in God has put him in right standing with God. Just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: "Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin." (Rom 4:6-8 ESV). This justification had cost Him everything-His own Son was sent to the cross for the justification of sinners like us. But on our side it does not cost us anything to be justified except putting our faith in Christ Jesus’ work on the cross. After being justified in order to walk in faith, we need to surrender everything to God. Abraham was asked by God to put his son on the altar in order to walk in absolute obedience to God.
Believer & Eternity:
Ever since Abraham started his journey of faith, many have followed this path and reached the shore of eternity. Many from east and west, all those who believed God have entered eternity with Abraham. God's kingdom is full of such believers. They have been justified and have a wonderful relationship with God. All who believe in Jesus Christ h