Text: Genesis 15:1-21.
This passage is greatly important for a proper understanding of salvation.
Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were well beyond the age of bearing children.
But God promised him that he would have an heir and that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars of the sky. Abraham believed, he had faith in God’s promise, and God accepted Abraham’s faith as the basis of righteousness – not his good deeds, but his trust in God.
The doctrine is: salvation by grace through faith. God promises to give salvation freely (grace), and all a person needs to do is receive that gift, to trust (faith).
God’s laws are good, and obeying them is good, but salvation from sin is not based on our obedience. Salvation comes to us when we trust God’s promise to give salvation freely, without our deeds (Rom.3:28; Titus 3:5). Please, trust Jesus and the work He did on your behalf. Then live obediently from a heart of gratitude.
Meditate on verses 21-31. What are you learning from these verses?
My heavenly Father, I choose to trust and believe in You, for You alone are worthy of trust. You do not change and Your love endures forever. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.