Believe Like Abraham!
We are called to have a faith like Abraham â€“ to believe God so that righteousness is credited to us.
Genesis 12:1-3 Abrahamâ€™s call
Believe (pisteuo) = to be persuaded, to be convinved of its truth > to take God at His Word! (God is behind it!)
1. Abraham had a believing response to Godâ€™s promise, and it was credited to him as righteousness. (verses 1-3)
Credit = to reckon, count it towards oneâ€™s account
2. We cannot gain righteousness by works, for a wage given to one who works is not a gift, but an obligation â€“ and we cannot gain
righteousness by works of the Law (3:20). (verses 4-5)
3. We must have a believing response to Godâ€™s provision of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christâ€™s sacrificial atonement so that it is
credited to us as righteousness! (verses 11b-12)