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DEVO 01.17.23

DEVO. 1.17.23

“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!

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