Posts Tagged ‘The promise rests on faith’

Romans 4:13-25 The Promise Rests on Faith

The foundation of His promise

I left you for a couple of days while I did other things and contemplated today’s passage. I will be truthful and claim sheer laziness and “writer’s block” as my excuses. Paul has gotten to the point in his argument regarding the promise of God and its base foundation; faith and not the law. We looked at Abram/Abraham and his faith journey last time. Now Paul is asking his audience to step into that same kind of faith.

The first thing I want to look at is Paul’s statement about the Law and the promise made to Abraham. Abraham received this promise LONG before God gave His people His Laws. God was bound by no law to fulfill His promise, only by Abraham’s faith in God’s word. “God said it, I believe it. That’s all there is to it.” Read more »