“What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?” – Romans 4: 1
The Bible says in Genesis 12:1-4, “Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. So Abram departed as the LORD has spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Har’an.”
“For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.” – Romans 4:2
Abraham was honored by God because of his faith. The Bible says in Genesis 24:1, “Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.” The promise that God has given Abram (who later became Abraham) was contrary to human belief, but Abrahams obedience was inspired by his faith. The Bible says in 1 Samuel 15: 22 -23, “So Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is iniquity and idolatry, Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.” We may offer a work unto God, but that does not mean it was done from obedience. Obedience is trusting Him when it does not make sense, when the world is contrary to what He is saying.
“ For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” – Romans 4:3
There is nothing that we can repay God for us. Infact, He loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross for us as it reads in John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” God requires our obedience and faith. When we are obedient, and we are faithful, we are aligned with the promise of God. The Bible says in Matthew 5:12, “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” The Word of God shows us that God has promised us a great reward. In return, we must trust God in the midst of trials, persecution, affliction, and tribulation.
“Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.” – Romans 4:4-5
The Bible says in Psalm 116:12-14-, “What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me? I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows to the LORD Now in the presence of all His people.” This shows that we are matchless to the Lord our God. We must offer praise, obedience, and faith so that our God will see us through. The Lord hears His people and values those who are righteous in His sight, for The Bible says in Psalm 34:15-18, “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Our faith in God, puts us in alignment to heard in the darkest of times by God, but we cannot be righteous if there is not faith.
Father God In The Name of Jesus, Lord I abhor myself as in Job 42:6 , “Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.” I repent for allowing fear and doubt to question the promise that YOU gave me. I will no longer entertain those spirits because THE BIBLE SAYS in II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Lord YOU gave me promise and for this I will trust YOU because The Bible says in Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Lord I will trust YOU even when the winds are contrary to The Word of God. I Love YOU Lord. If any sin should hinder this prayer, I ask that You forgive me. In Jesus Name, I pray. Thank God, Amen.