Bible Reading: Romans 4:8-15
Key Verse: Verse 13 – “For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith."
Key Words: righteousness of faith
It is important that we remember that righteousness means that which is acceptable to God. Faith is taking God at His Word in spite of my feelings, circumstances or apparent consequences, I do what God’s Word tells me to do.
Faith then is doing what God tells me to do through His Word, then God accepts my actions because they are righteous.
But it’s not always easy to do righteous things by faith.
A man slipped and fell off a cliff while hiking on a mountaintop. Luckily he was able to grab a branch on his way down. Holding on for dear life, he looked down only to see a rock valley some fifteen hundred feet below. When he looked up it was twenty feet to the cliff where he had fallen.
Panicked, he yelled “Help! Help! Is anybody there? Help!” A booming voice spoke up. “I am here, and I will save you if you believe in me.” “I believe? I believe!” yelled back the man.
“If you believe me, let go of the branch and then I will save you.”
The young man, hearing what the voice said, looked down again. Seeing the rock valley below, he quickly looked back up and shouted, “Is there anybody else up there!”
What to do:
✞“Whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”
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