Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”

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.