In life, you judge people by their words. This is true in personal as well as professional relationships. When people agree to exchange things of value; they use your ability to keep your word as the basis for their decisions. When you keep your word then they are more likely to enter into a contract with you because they have assessed you as being trustworthy.
God came to Abraham while he lived in the land of Ur. In Genesis 12 NLT, God said, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.” (verses 2-3). Abraham didn’t have a relationship with God but he listened and took God at His word so he left his native land to follow God’s direction and held fast to His promise.
The Apostle Paul described it this way in Galatians 3:6, “In the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” In other words, Abraham accepted what God said as true. Since he accepted what God said as true, in the sight of God he was righteous. You see, God considered Abraham as walking right before Him because Abraham put his faith in God.
In like manner, we too have the opportunity to accept what God says as true. Hebrews 11:6 tells us, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” Abraham did not have the Bible to research the promises of God yet he believed what God said. Today we have the word of God filled with His promises to us. All we have to do is exercise faith in God and lay hold of His promises. Abraham was justified by his faith in God. In God’s sight he was a righteous man because he accepted what God said as true. So when we believe God just like Abraham did, we are also justified by our faith in God.
Thought for Today: Friend, have faith in God above all else.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.