Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Righteous by Faith

Genesis 15:6 -- “And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.”

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Abram, later known as Abraham, had demonstrated relentless faith through his actions, his obedience to follow God. It took a lot of faith in God to leave his homeland and travel in the unknown -- that is a bold action.

However, it was not Abraham’s actions that made him right with God -- it was his faithful belief in the Lord. We too can be counted as righteous in the eyes of God by trusting him and his will for our lives and by having an open, honest relationship with him.

Our actions (prayer, good deeds, church attendance, etc) will not by themselves make us right with God. But our faith that God is who he says he is and does what he says he will do -- a confident relationship with the Lord will name us righteous. All of the actions are natural byproducts of that faith.

Dear Lord,
I pray that you will count me as righteous. I seek to have a close relationship with you based on faith, help me to get to know you more and allow my actions to follow my faith.

2 comments:

  1. The first comment is spam. You might want to delete it. My blog got hacked before. blogger shut me down for awhile.

    Faith in something is important. We have to do unto others as we would like done to us. Respect goes a long way.

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