Today’s Encouragement is Romans 4:23-24 NLT And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded  for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.
Will also count us –
Like Abraham, you and I – all who believe in Him, are counted, considered, deemed to be… righteous… like Abraham!
Now, Abraham was the model of Faith, the man whom God first called out, set apart, to become the Father of the Lord’s chosen nation, His very own people, Israel.
Far from perfect, as we all are, Abraham often fell short, yet he continued to trust God, to believe God over what his eyes and thoughts and the world around might say… And as the result of that faith… V 22 “And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.”
‘If we believe in Him, the One who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead’, my friends, God ‘will also count us’ as righteous… just like Abraham! No other person in Biblical history was a model of faith like Abraham… and my friend, that right standing with God… also belongs to you and I and all who believe! Only because of God’s Amazing Grace!
And if that wasn’t enough my friends… 2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV) For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Father God, help us to believe, though we may never be able to fully understand… that we are counted as righteous; and even more amazing, that we are, in Christ, The Righteousness of God! You are so good to us Father!