Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God. —Romans 4:20-25

You and I are not righteous, but you and I are “counted as righteous” by putting our faith in Jesus. That is, the Lord God Almighty has passed His righteousness to our account which had no righteousness in it (Romans 3:10)— “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (II Corinthians 5:21). This is all by grace (Romans 4:16; Ephesians 2:8-10). It is a free gift— “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

There is a beautiful picture of what God has done for us through His Son in Galatians 3:26-27— “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” We are truly new creations in the Lord Jesus Christ, clothed in Christ by God as God clothed Adam and Eve in animal skins back in Genesis 3— (Through the 15 minute mark). Let us grab a hold of these wonderful truths and live a life of faith and gratitude for what God has done for us.

Dear Father, oh, that I would live faithfully for You. I thank You for all Jesus has done for me. May my life show that thankfulness in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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