Thought for the day #274
CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM
Galatians 3:6-7 (New American Standard Bible)
Even so Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
Most Christians are blinded today, as to their heritage. They're aware that Jesus, the only begotten son of God, came to save them from sin, but, are totally unaware to their roots in Abraham.
Contrary to many teachings, the Scripture makes it abundantly clear that God's covenant was with Abraham and his descendents. Abraham believed the promise of the coming Messiah. He accepted both the old and new Covenant.
It was Abraham's faith, which brought him into a place of acceptability to God. His faith was accounted unto him as righteousness. Because of that faith, God chose him to be the natural father of his kingdom on earth.
Abraham had the unique ability to believe that what God said was true. He was able to bypass all of the “ifs,” “ands,” and “buts,” that are so often attached to our declarations of faith. He believed God's word regardless of circumstance.
Those who would qualify the word of God with dependency acceptance, according to current situations, are not really believers. If they were, they would acknowledge the truth, act upon it with obedience, and reap its Covenant promise.
Many of the explicit truth and commandments of God have been diluted through compromised theology. The teachings of men readily accept part of the Word, only to deny it by claiming another portion to be unnecessary.
Abraham accepted every word as truth. He was considered righteous because of it. In like manner, those who believe the whole word of God, and act upon it in obedience, are considered righteous.
Abraham believed God. He accepted the first Covenant, and looked forward to the New Covenant which was to come. By faith, looking to the future, he received redemption through Jesus. By faith, we look back to the crucifixion of Jesus, the Lamb of God, for our redemption.
Believing faith is the common denominator sealing our deliverance from the bondage of sin. “Therefore, be sure that it is those of faith, who are the Sons of Abraham.”