Today’s devotion is based on Romans 4:1-5, “What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.”
In the Bible reference for today, we hear that Abraham did good things. Those things did not get him to heaven. He went to heaven not because of those good things but because of his faith in God’s promise. It works the same way for you. God doesn’t try to determine whether you have done enough good things to be called godly or ungodly. He knows that his Son, Jesus, has done enough, and when you believe in Jesus, that faith is credited to you as righteousness.
Please pray with me: Lord Jesus, thank you for giving me your righteousness. Amen.