The Bridge of Belief
Posted: Wednesday, September 16
Verse of the day:
In the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” (Galatians 3:6)
Abraham was a hero to the Jews in the same way Americans esteem Ronald Reagan, George Washington, and Martin Luther King, Jr. While the Jews honored Abe for his devotion to the law, God commended him for his faith. The Jews were impressed by what he did, but God was impressed by how he believed. Abraham’s trust in God was fearless. Because Abraham believed he 1) followed God to an unknown country, 2) believed God would give him a son in his old age, and 3) looked forward to the coming of the Messiah through his lineage. Abraham believed God; it changed the way he lived, and as a result he experienced a rich, full life. He was a hero of godly faith.
It’s important to understand that belief is more than knowledge; knowing is not enough. Many know that God is love, but to experience His faithful love, you must believe in Him; you must look to Him. Many know that God has great plans for their lives, but to experience that life, like Abraham, you must believe; you must go all in. You see, belief is the bridge that takes you from knowing about God to experiencing God. Maybe you’ve heard that Jesus forgives all sin; do you believe? Maybe you’ve heard that Jesus heals all hurt; do you believe? The Bible says that God saw that Abraham believed.