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Friday, July 18

Posted: Friday, July 18

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34
Romans 4:13-5:5
Psalm 14:1-7
Proverbs 19:17

 

Verse of the day:

Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith. (Romans 4:13)

 

Most of us have had the privilege of knowing a righteous man—someone whose actions were virtuous and just. The path to righteousness seems to be obvious—do right. Be correct. Don’t be wrong. Don’t make a mistake. Follow the rules. Choose right, and you will be righteous. 

This assumption, however, couldn't be more . . . well, . . . wrong.

Abraham was not a man who always did right. Abraham's habitual lies created many problems. Abraham was a law breaker just the same as you and I. Abraham did wrong, and yet God counted him as righteous. Paul goes on to write:

"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."

A person of faith is a person of righteousness! Praise God that he has allowed us to be made right with Him through our faith in Jesus Christ.

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Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor

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