Can good works save you from God’s wrath?
Today’s devotion is based on Romans 4:10,11. “How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised so that righteousness would be counted to them as well,”
Paul is answering an age-old question that is still asked today. Do good works save you or at least add to your salvation? Saint Paul is telling us that without faith, Abraham would never have been circumcised, and therefore it was his faith, not his actions, that justified him. This answer applies to all who believe in Jesus as their Savior. It is through your faith that God gives you, that God accepts you as righteous, even before you do righteous acts.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator and sustainer of all things, thank you, Lord, that through the faith you have given me, my sins are not counted against me. Strengthen my faith so that I never stray from your love and forgiveness. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen.