Day 171 - FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
READING: Matthew 3: 9, John 8: 39, Romans 4: 11–12, 16–17
Abraham is the father of all who believe and are made righteous in the eyes of God.
He was made righteous by faith when he believed the promise of God; the promise that he would have a son. We are made righteous when we accept by faith that Jesus’ death on the cross paid for all the sin of the world. Jesus’ payment in full with his blood has removed the penalty of sin that was hanging over our lives. (Remember, the penalty of sin is eternal separation from God.) The question is, do I believe this? Because if I don’t, I will try and make myself righteous BY MY OWN EFFORTS and that will prove both frustrating and pointless.
But if, like father Abraham, I believe that, in spite of what I see and experience, the provision of God was enough to deal with all my sin - past, present and future - I will become fully persuaded that I stand righteous before God.
I am so grateful Father, for your provision for me, through Christ. Today, I want to thank-you from the bottom of my heart. Help me never to take this amazing salvation for granted; but to live a life worthy of the calling to be a child of God.