Important Things to Know About Abraham:
|– Father of Israel (Source of God’s Original Covenant with Nation of Israel)|
|– Jewish teachers taught that Abraham was “perfect” and kept the law through|
|– Example of Rabbi Teaching: “Abraham was perfect in all his deeds with the Lord, and well-pleasing in righteousness all the days of his life.” Jubilees 23:10|
|– One of Israel’s Heroes|
Am I trying to gain something before God or people with my Christian life and good works?
What Pastor, Preacher, Teacher, or Theologian am I holding higher than God?
In Hebrew, Greek, and English, believe is a verb. To believe in God is to trust or rest in him… Paul had to (1) establish the correct interpretation of Genesis 15:6 and (2) present Abraham as a paragon of faith, not works.
Interpreting Scripture: A General Introduction by Jason S. DeRouchie (The Gospel Coalition)
Martin Luther called this “The Glorious Exchange”, our sin becomes Christ’s and Christ’s righteousness becomes ours.
God does not owe me anything. He acts out of his love and grace. NOT obligation.
|Abraham = Father of Israel (Great Guy)||David = King of Israel (Terrible Sins)|
|Still Needed God’s Grace||Still Needed God’s Grace|
Throw away the list. God has.
“(Insert your name) you are blessed because the Lord will not count your sin against you.” – Sincerely, David
Just because another Chritian is not where you are at, or done what you have done, or maybe even think the way you think; that does not mean that they have not been declared righteous by God through faith.
Where am I putting my faith outside of Jesus?
What is keeping me from putting my faith in Jesus?