Scripture to Read: Romans 4:20–25
God’s Word transforms lives, and we need to make sure we abide in His Word daily so we do not waver in unbelief. We close out today with Romans 4:20–25. God’s Word speaks for itself, so, sharing from the Amplified Version of the Bible, we see what God has Paul write about Abraham’s faith in Romans 4:20–22, “But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God had the power to do what He had promised. 22 Therefore his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).” Abraham always believed in God’s promise and grew strong in his faith. Because Abraham was convinced God would fulfill His promise, God credited Abraham’s faith as righteous, which put Abraham in right relationship with God. Likewise, we are put in right relationship with God the Father by placing our faith in the fullness of His promise through Christ our Lord. Our righteousness is credited to us by God because we have chosen to believe in God the Father, who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. As we share Christ with people who are still unsure of who He is, we must tell them that it is Christ who was betrayed and crucified for everyone’s sins, and also that He was raised from the dead by God the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit, so that we could be justified through Christ’s blood and, therefore, be declared fully innocent before God of all our sins.
Challenge & Application
How are you guarding your heart against wavering in your faith in God and His Word?
How are you sharing Christ with those who still do not believe that He is their Lord and Savior?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!