A BLESSING IN THIS POST!
“Nor did [Abraham] in unbelief stagger at God’s promise, but became mighty in faith, giving glory to God.” (Rom. 4:20, Weymouth).
When Abraham became mighty in faith, God got the glory. If we’re honest, some of us might secretly, deep down inside, feel like Abraham should have gotten some of the credit. After all, he went through strenuous hardship for the Lord. He left everything he ever knew to follow the call. He was even willing to sacrifice his own precious son on God’s altar! Surely all of this added up to some kind of brownie points? To at least a little bit of bragging rights?
Nope. God got all the glory. From start to finish, the strengthening and perfecting of Abraham’s faith was God’s project, God’s responsibility, God’s execution, and God’s expertise.
God began the good work in him, and God brought it to completion. God was the Author…
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