WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Scripture: Romans 4:9-12
Romans 4:9-12 says, “Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. How then was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also, and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised.” Walking with God in faith means that we believe what He says, whether or not we have the reality of it yet or not. Of course the example of it that is given in these verses is that of circumcision. Abraham was accounted as righteous on account of circumcision, before the act was ever done. He qualified to walk with God because he chose to believe God’s promises. He did not earn them, he chose to believe them. Now we are beginning to understand the faith that pleases God. Therefore, the importance of the words we speak when they agree with God’s Word, whether or not we have it are determinant. Therefore, the root of the words we speak when they agree with what we believe, become life and release the promises.