“And Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his faith.” – Genesis 15:6
Abram became Abraham (Father of many nations – Genesis 17:5), as result of his unshakeable faith in God. In spite of his old age, of his weak body and that of Sarai who eventually was called Sarah (Mother of many nations – Genesis 17:15), Abraham became a legend of all.
Listen, faith and believing work together. That you have faith in something, something, does not necessary means you believe in that thing. Many people knew God exists but these people don’t want to believe at all in the power of salvation or Christianity.
This is individual opinion but I am not here to tell you how your own judgement about God should be, rather, I want you to fully understand this context of the verse above.
The Bible says Abram believed God. This man’s conviction about God began long, long ago while Abram was still living among his family. When God called Abram, the man did not argue nor refused to obey the Lord. With 100% humility and submission, and despite the objections that must have risen, Abram, having no idea where he was going, just picked up his wife, his servant, his property, and MOVED ON, to obey God.
If Abram had refused, believe me, God would have chosen someone else or find the way to convince Abram but God, who knows the heart of man, knows how humble and useful was Abram.
Do you believe God the way Abraham did? It is because Abraham’s faith and believe that God blessed him.
When your faith remains unshakeable, irreversible but strong in the Lord, there is surely nothing that will be difficult for you to achieve.
Any time you are down and worried, think of Abraham, who left his household, his parents, siblings, relatives, wealth, and all, and followed God, and for this, he (Abraham)’s life became that of Abundant blessings.
Do not waiver, never be weary, be strong in the Lord, believe in His sovereignty, and let your calling as Christian be worthy of such then God will count you righteous just as Abraham, in Jesus name, amen.
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