The Faith of Abraham
13For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 16For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us,
17as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”) —in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.” 22
Therefore his faith “was reckoned to him as righteousness.”
Lord, strong faith is our goal. Let us look to people like Abraham to strengthen us.
“To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” ~ Stephen Covey
- A Protestant Note Or Two on “Silence” a Year Out (derekzrishmawy.com)