“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all”
-God tested Abraham the father of faith; with an opportunity to sacrifice his only son Isaac for he loved him (Gen 22:1-2). The test was really about Abraham; whether he loved God more or Isaac. Abraham excelled & the promise of him becoming the father of the world was accomplished as his faith was accounted to him for righteousness. Abraham was commended for putting God first & not his love for his son Isaac which would have been a form of idolatry. We note that; those things & people who we deem to be more important than God become our idols & draw us far from His righteousness. In the same manner; God did not spare His only begotten Son through His love for the world that we may believe in Him & have eternal life. By grace we have been saved through faith & that not of ourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast (Eph 2:8-9). Faith has been equated to the grace of God & not the law; through which we obtain salvation of Christ according to the promise, that we may walk in good works prepared for us beforehand.
Walk with us through this journey of faith Lord; we humbly beseech You & teach us the principle of grace through which You saved us. Deliver us Father from any form of idolatry in our hearts & grant us the gift of wisdom & understanding. We thank You Lord for the rains & Your grace that reigns in our hearts; help us to harvest good fruits at the appointed time. Heaven & earth will pass away but Your word will remain eternally Lord. Help us to remain focused on Your love Jesus & Your everlasting promises for us, our children & our descendants after us. We declare Your name on high as we say thank You Jesus; praise You Jesus. Amen
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