Sing for Joy for He is Lord! Count Down Day 9


Sing for Joy!  Count Down Day 9 In His Word 

Have you ever felt like you had the whole world on your shoulder? You have to clean, or you have to do all the work at the office, and others feel the need to take time off, or throw off their files for you to do? Imagine for a moment how God must feel?  We are constantly handing off all our troubles and desires to solve and present to us our needs. Yet we are not God, and He is able to do all that we ask. Abraham knew it. Yet, as we look through his life story we find twice he faltered being afraid to trust God to deal with those who did not know Him. Even still God took care of him and his descendants to bring Jesus to be our Savior. Isn’t it amazing how God connected the whole Bible of people together to bring us Jesus? What an amazing God we have! Let’s celebrate His goodness!

Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.  He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.  And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. Romans 4:20-22

But wait,  let’s look back a few verses and see what it’s all about?

Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation. What did he discover about being made right with God? If his good deeds had made him acceptable to God, he would have had something to boast about. But that was not God’s way. For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” When people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned. But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.  David also spoke of this when he described the happiness of those who are declared righteous without working for it:

 “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those  whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.” Romans 4:1-8

Oh, what a Joy to know Jesus came to remove our sins! Let’s sing for Joy to the Lord,

In His love,
Teresa Wilson.