“Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6 NIV)
- Abraham believed the Lord.
- This means not only a mental acknowledgment.
- It means that Abraham trusted in and relied on the Lord.
- It means that Abraham remained steadfast to the Lord.
- It means that Abraham trusted in who God revealed himself to be in Abrahams emptiness and barrenness and believed that God would fill the emptiness with His blessing.
- God was able to bring His promises to pass.
- That was the faith of Abraham.
- This is the first time that we see Faith and Righteousness mentioned together in scripture.
- “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” (Hebrews 11:1 NLT)
- “Faith shows”; Means that faith is an action word.
- It is by our faith in who God is that we are declared righteous in His sight.
- Just like Abraham, we must be willing to trust God at His word.
- We must be willing to step out in faith and trust God to deliver the answer.
- It starts when you believe in Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior and it continues on all throughout the rest of your Christian walk.
- The question is, “What does your faith look like?” Can God see it?
- Despite your emptiness, can you trust God in this moment to be your Supplier?
- Can you trust in God to be your Joy when you don’t have it on your own?
- Can you trust in God to be your peace when you are surrounded by chaos?
- Today, believe in the Lord with all that you have and watch Him declare you righteous.
- Your righteousness is not because of anything that you have done but has everything to do with the finished work of Jesus on the Cross.
- Because of what He has done, you are made righteous in His sight!
- Today, take a step of faith and simply believe the Lord!
- Have a great Tuesday!