Devotion for Thursday in the First Week in Lent

For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.

~ Romans 4:15-16

God makes His promises contingent upon our faith, so His promises come through grace—not from anything we do or don’t do. And everyone has the same access to God’s promises. All we have to do is to put our faith in Jesus, trust Him totally and completely. Anyone who shares Abraham’s faith has the same promise. As Abraham’s descendant, Jesus blesses all nations, just as Abraham was promised that his seed would bless the nations.

Thank You, Lord, that Your promises rest on Your grace alone and not on my actions. All you require of me is faith, and You count it as righteousness. There is no way I could earn Your favor through my actions. What a blessing that You give us grace! In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost forever and ever. Amen.

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