Abraham Believed God—Romans 4:3
"What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness" (Romans 4:3)
“Abraham believed God.” This is perhaps one of the most profound statements in the Bible!
Wow! To have the faith of Abraham. He simply believed God. This is what the Scriptures recorded, but I imagine that this was a daily battle within his heart.
These promises had absolutely no requirements on Abraham’s part. He was simply to sit back and enjoy these blessings.
When God started making promises to Abraham, he was a wanderer without a home, and without an heir. Then God visited him and started making outlandish declarations.
And what’s amazing is that these promises had absolutely no requirements on Abraham’s part. He was simply to sit back and enjoy these blessings. Although in Abraham’s account in Genesis we see some bumps in the road, the summation of his story is that He believed God.
The result? Righteousness, the imputation of an acceptable standing with God, and something that was given to him, not earned.
Like Abraham, our faith also pleases the Lord. He loves it when we take His promises and believe them. When we trust Him to do what we cannot, He responds on our behalf.
Today, where can you trust God? Is there a promise in scripture that God has made that you need to act on?
Original article published June 28, 2009.