And He Believed In The Lord
“And He Believe In the Lord,” the title of today’s entry came from Genesis 15:6, and the rest of the scripture reads, “And He (the Lord God) accounted it to him (Abram) for righteousness.” Abram was righteous or had a right standing with God because he believed the promises God had made to him. Our present day righteous standing with God the Father is based upon the work Jesus Christ did in our behalf. So the Apostle Paul tells us, “We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.” [2 Corinthians 5:21] Men are sinners by nature so they cannot make themselves righteous before God in their own power, but Jesus Christ who had a right standing with His Father, died for our sins so our righteous standing with God the Father is based upon the life and death of Jesus Christ, God’s Son. Now there are people who say they are going to heaven when they die because they consider themselves to be a good person. They are going to split hell wide open; because our righteousness is based upon what the Son of God did, and not what we do.
If we have a right standing with God, He expects certain things out of us. One, the Lord expects us to believe Him just like the scripture say Abram believed Him and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Two, if we truly believe the Lord, there is absolutely nothing He will not do to assist us with every problem we encounter in life. Verse seven of that same chapter continues with the above conversation, “Then He (the Lord) said to him. (Abram) I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, (which was Abram’s old way of life) to give you this land to inherit it.” Abram had lived in Ur of the Chaldeans for about seventy-five years, but when God called him to leave Ur, Abram left his old life behind and went where God told him to go, and because he did, it was accounted to him for righteousness and God promised Abram He would give to him and his descendants all the land Abram set foot upon. What this means to us is; When God calls us, as He does all of us, if we leave our old lifestyle behind and follow Him to the place in life He leads us, we inherit sixty-six books full of bible promises that can be used in this lifetime to meet not only our needs, but the needs of those who live around us. Promises that pertain to every area of our life. There is not one area of our life that is not covered by a blessing if we will do our part and just follow Him where He leads us. To me this sounds like a good deal. It did to Abram as well. He believed God, went where the Lord told him to go, and as a result of his following God, he became the most blessed guy on earth during his lifetime, and is also known as the Father of the Jews, God’s chosen people. If we read the story of Abram’s life, we just might learn that when we are faithful to God, He is even more faithful to fulfill His promises to us. DThrash
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