Righteous Credit

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“Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.” Genesis 15:6

The worst form of disrespect a child can show his father is by not believing what he says. Many times a father certainly earns this because he continually break his promises. This is not good of the father and I am certain that it would be very difficult for a child to find the grace to still honor their dad whom they can not trust. But assuming that the dad is very trustworthy, the worst thing his child can do is not believe and trust him.

James makes it clear that belief without obedience is dead. While disbelieving a father is the worst form of disrespect, disobedience is also bad. Disobedience follows disbelief. Disbelief is the root, or ground of disobedience.

God gave Abraham a promise. He promised him that he would have a descendant of his own that would be his heir. He promised him that in time, his descendants would be as numerous as the sand on the sea shore. Abraham heard God’s promise to him and he believed it. When he believed it, he gave the greatest honor he could to God.

Has God made any promises to you? If so, can you name me one? What then is the greatest way you can show honor to God through this promise? And then assuming you truly believe this promise, what will you do next?

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