Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Justified By Faith

Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. (Galatians 3:7-8)

The gospel of Jesus Christ was preached to Abraham, in that we are saved by God's grace and by faith in Him. That is the blessing "all nations" receive through Abraham -- we believe like he did, and God calls us righteous, like Abraham. In the same way, you and I are a blessing to "all nations" by our decision to believe God and walk by faith; for men are still saved by grace through faith, and we are witnesses to that truth. Without faith, it is (and always will be) impossible to please God. Believing that He "is" and that He is good is the bedrock of our faith.

There will be times when you are tempted to despair over the state of things, especially things in your world that are hard and painful. Yet, the God who spoke to Abraham still reigns supreme. Men, nations, times, and seasons come and go, but Christ remains. God is keeping His promise to draw people to Himself from every nation, tribe, and tongue; and He is drawing them the same way He drew Abraham -- by grace through faith. So, keep it simple, saints. Take God at His word, and do not let anything disturb your confidence in Jesus. Let us all be counted among those blessed with believing Abraham. Just believe. Believe God.

Let’s Pray – Lord, I stand on the solid rock of my faith in Jesus Christ alone. He is the source of my strength and the joy of my salvation. I am complete in Him, I will give Him the glory He so richly deserves. Amen.

5 comments:

  1. Good word, pastor. Thank you for pouring out what God has poured into you.

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  2. Yes simply Jesus..The privilege to just believe. When I think about the immensity of who He is..He's worthy of all of my surrender and faith in Him.
    Thank you P. Eric.

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