He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification
It wasn’t the law that gave Abraham the promise but the righteousness of faith. It is faith in the promise of God that has value not the law itself.
Abraham is our father in the faith in the sight of God. Abraham believed in hope and it was that unwavering faith that brought the promise to fruition.
Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness, but those words are for us also, for when we believe in Christ’s death and resurrection God makes us righteous.
Faith is not just about abstract belief in God. Abraham trusted God’s promise about his heritage, the destiny of descendants yet to come. He didn’t just believe a promise, he bet his whole family’s future on God’s faithfulness.
True faith is an all or nothing venture. No safety nets or Plan B.
Salvation is about trusting that God is who He says He is. We come to Him with no goodness of our own and we trust Him to show us mercy because of Christ.
We need also to live by that kind of faith in our daily life. We trust God for a ministry that might one day emerge, for provision for a need that is bigger than our resources.
God is faithful and when we trust Him, He credits it to us as righteousness.
No safety nets Lord! I put my trust in you today. Amen