“Standing On The Promises Of God…!”(Rom.4:13-17).
If there was no law forbidding Adam and Eve from eating the forbidden fruit, there wouldn’t have been any original sin. If the laws of Moses was not existing, nobody would have been accused of sinning against the LORD.
This is not to say sin would have been nonexistent, since every primal community had a moeal code distinguishing right from wrong, good and evil. “Where there is no law there is no transgression.”
“It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless… Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring – not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all…”
We are part of the salvation story, not because we had any relations with Israel. We are not Jews, but the story of salvation is our story as well as it is theirs. Besides, Africa has always played a prominent role to ensure the fulfilment of the story of salvation; beginning from Abraham right up to Jesus the Christ himself.
It is faith that makes us righteous with God. Whoever is of the faith of Abraham is also a partaker in the promise that was made to Abraham.
Any promise that comes by faith is made possible through grace alone. Works however should be a response to grace and not a condition for grace; otherwise grace would not be grace.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the manifestation of God’s amazing grace and the fulfilment of the promise. That is why God’s grace is sufficient for all who are of the Abrahamic faith.
We should keep standing on the promises of God which cannot fail.
Prayer: Holy Spirit help me to permanently stand on the promises of God which cannot fail. Amen!
Have a blessed day! Peace be with you!
Rev Babila Fochang.
“Awesome God!”(Rom.11:33-36).One of my Cameroonian Old Testament Lecturer wondered, “Who are we Africans to pray for the salvation of the Jews? We embrace a people’s