SUMMARY: Great examples
OVERVIEW: Paul emphasizes that Abraham and David’s faith in God saved them—not their works.
BIG IDEA: Saving faith is a believing faith.
KEY VERSE: Romans 4:20-21 (Paul writing about Abraham)
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.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I do not expect you to live a life without sins, mistakes, and failures. Because you are human, and because of the nature of the world you live in, those things are inevitable. But I do expect you to trust me. Trust that I keep my promises. As you follow in faith, you will gain wisdom, grow in goodness, and experience me. I have set you free from sin, death, and guilt so you can put your faith into action. Lean on me to help you face your fears, life’s obstacles, and even your doubts.
You may feel naked and exposed by your failures. Ignore those feelings and have confidence that I have clothed you in my grace and righteousness. Let your trust in my unconditional love spark positive change and growth in you. Because you know I accept you completely, be transparent with others about your struggles and victories. Don’t be hesitant and unsure. Instead, be strong in your faith. I always keep my promises.
Write down three things that God has promised you. How do these promises from God impact the way you approach your day today? Thank God for his faithfulness and for always keeping his promises.