Friday, February 17, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Humbled By Grace

Friday February 17

Bible Reading:     Romans 4: 1 - 12

Topic:         Humbled By Grace

Today's text is a clear illustration of Justification by Faith not by works.

The case of Abraham is touching.

Between the time that he believed God and it was counted for him as righteousness and the time the Law was given under the Ministry of Moses was 430 years (Gal. 3: 17)

What does that teach us?
It teaches us the law was not introduced to invalidate grace but as a go-between to bring us to Christ (Gal. 3: 24)

Therefore we are justified (or counted righteous) by God not on the imaginary scale of our rights outweighing our wrongs but because we believe in His finished work of redemption done by Christ on the Cross.

So our disposition in the faith should be that of unbroken humility; because God accepted us in His Son by grace through faith so that no flesh will glory in His Presence.

Are you standing in the faith by grace?
then deepen your faith by deliberate humility

Are you outside the faith and depend wholly on your self-righteousness?
That is sinking sand

Embrace God's grace by giving your life to Christ so that His Spirit will become your Guide and Helper

Lord, show me the mystery of Your Justification through Faith, Amen

Memory verse:   Romans 4: 5
"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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