2 John 1:3
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.
DAILY DEVOTION, Sept. 6, 2021
Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousnes” 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham (Galatians 3:6-9).
Paul states God’s way of making us righteous. How did Abraham become righteous? Not by any good works he performed. He simply believed God, and God considered him to be righteous. Justification by faith was not a new idea. When Abraham believed God, God accepted him because of his faith.
Paul concludes that all those who have faith are blessed as Abraham was. However, we have much more light than did Abraham. We have God’s complete and final revelation in the person and work of Jesus, God’s Son. When we trust in Jesus, God considers us to be righteous. Our sins are forgiven. We are adopted into God’s forever family. Over and over, Paul leads us to trust in Jesus for our salvation. We are saved by faith alone. Yes, good works flow out of faith, but they have nothing to do with our salvation. Jesus has provided that to all who trust in Him.
How thankful I am, Father, that you have provided for our salvation. All You ask of us is that we trust in Your Son. I do trust in Jesus, and I want to honor Him in the way I live each day. In His name, I pray, Amen.