ROMANS 4:24-25

24. But they were written for our sakes too. Righteousness, standing acceptable to God will be granted and accredited to us also who believe — trust in, adhere to and rely on — God Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,

25. Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification — our acquittal, and to make our account balance, absolving us from all guilt before God.

DEFINITIONS

Trust -d) the firm belief in the honesty, reliability, etc. of a person or thing.

Adhere -d) to stick fast; become attached.

Rely -d) to trust; depend; have confidence.

The scripture is saying that when we fail at being good enough, God has another plan for us. We are to place our confidence in Jesus and His goodness. With eyes of faith, we are rendered righteous.

As we like Abraham get our eyes off our own weakness and onto the promise that God has given to us, He will place righteousness into our spiritual bank account. It is not that easy to do. It was not that easy for Abraham either. It took him 30 years to receive the promise. He had to go through trials that built up his faith.

Romans 5:1-5 shows how we go through the trials and the stages we must endure to acquire faith. We seem to think that Abraham was always full of faith and victorious. But He failed just as we do. He let Sara talk him into having Ishmael. He told Sara to tell the Pharaoh that she was his sister, and he took her into his harem. God was not behind any of these problems.

We know the Lord has great mercy upon us and will always make things turn out for our good if we are trusting in Him. He knows we are dust. We are in the School of Faith and there are many lessons to be learned.

The biggest problem comes when we try to keep control of our circumstances. Then He cannot work in our lives. We have to give up control to Him and take our hands off. We are not to force our way around trouble, but to let Him bring us out of it in His timing and His way. That is where the victory lies.

Many times, in any trial there is a time of waiting. We learn patience as we wait. He knows how to bring us into his Kingdom.

🎵SONGS – AS HIGH AS THE HEAVENS – DON’T GROW WEARY – WE’LL BE FAITHFUL – MARTY NYSTROM

IN CHRIST ALONE/HOSANNA

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