In Paul’s letter to the Romans, as he was inspired by the Holy Spirit, he wrote extensively about the faith of Abraham.

 

The writing focused on the fact that it was Abraham’s faith, not his actions, that brought God’s approval to his life.

 

The Apostle then used that example to teach all believers in Christ that in the same way, it is faith and trust in Him that God desires and expects from us.  Paul wrote:

 

“Our faith will be regarded as the basis of our approval by God – each of us who believe in the One who brought Jesus, our Lord, back to life.

 

“Jesus, our Lord, was handed over to death because of our failures and was brought back to life so that we could receive God’s approval.”

 

 

“So do we have anything to brag about? Bragging has been eliminated. On what basis was it eliminated? On the basis of our own efforts? NO, Indeed!

 

Rather, it is eliminated on the basis of faith. We  conclude that a person has God’s approval by faith, not by his own efforts.” Romans 4:24b-25: 3:27-28

 

Your faith in God opened the floodgate of His amazing grace for your life, the forgiveness of your sins, and the promise of eternal blessings with Him. You have been saved by grace through faith, not by good works.

 

Go now and serve Him by good works, not because you have to,  but  because you get to.

 

Our Lord’s servant,

Pastor Terrell