It has been said that there are close to 8,000 promises in the Bible, and not a one of them has ever failed to come true. It has also been said that those promises do not break by leaning on them. In other words, you can take God at His Word. You can trust Him that He will be faithful.
With that in mind, Paul says in Romans 4:3: “Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.” In other words, Abraham was saved by a promise. The father of the Jews was saved by leaning on the faithfulness of God. Some have argued that the people in the Old Testament were saved by works while people today are saved by faith, but it has always been by faith. The Jews looked forward to Christ in faith and were saved. We look back upon Him and are saved the same way.
Do you wrestle with your faith today? Is it hard for you to trust in the promises of God? If so, you are not alone. It was hard for Abraham, too. He had his moments of doubt and disbelief, but he persevered and you can do the same. He did not give up “but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God has promised, He was able to perform” (4:20-21). Come join us this Sunday morning as we learn from his example. Join us as we study how this one man took God at His Word, and it was credited to him as righteousness. We meet at 9:30 at 46024 Riverside Drive in Chilliwack. – Jeremy Cagle