FRIDAY February 12, 2021
Blessed Sons of 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.
Abraham believed the promises of God by faith. In turn, God credited it to his account for righteousness. Believing in God is the right thing to do. Righteousness is a moral condition, an acceptable state in which a person stands before God. People cannot stand before God in their own righteousness––through works. Believing and trusting in Jesus Christ by faith is what makes a person righteous.
God can see farther into history than anyone can see. God used Abraham. Later on he would become the father of both Jews and Gentiles. God promised Abraham:
“Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:1-3).
God announced this good news before it happened. Jews and Gentiles would become part of a spiritual race. The Gentiles would be justified by faith and become Abraham’s sons only because they have believed in Jesus Christ. Gentiles became spiritual Jews. Abraham became their father. He is the father of faith. It is so incredible when you read it. Imagine, you and I are blessed sons of faith in Christ.
Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the window which hope has opened.
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