23 But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, 24 but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, 25 who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.
The Object of Our Faith
Abraham believed the words that were spoken to him. We have a different challenge. We are to believe in Jesus. The focus here is on the new life. We are to believe in the resurrection. Hid death took the punishment for breaking God’s law. His life has purchased for us a guiltless existence. Is that our reality?
I know that I live sometimes as though I were still under the law. I live as though I were weighed down by judgement. This shows a lack of belief. To think once more on Jesus’ death and resurrection reminds me of what has been purchased and the source of my faith brings hope.
May my faith not be abstract. May it be in the person of Jesus. May I believe in his death and resurrection. May I live the new life he has purchased.
- What is to be the object of our faith?
- What was the object of Abraham’s faith?
- How should a life of faith be distinctive?
- What is the object of unbelievers’ faith?
- Is it possible to have saving faith apart from Jesus?