Growing Your Faith – Romans 4:20-22

“No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was counted to him as righteousness.” In his letter to the Romans the Apostle Paul provides a detailed argument as to why people are saved by faith and not by works. Abraham is the foremost example of one receiving God’s salvation and His promises apart from the law. When the promise of God came to Abraham that he would be the father of many nations (Genesis 17:5), Abraham faced the fact that he and Sarah were too old to have children. But Abraham’s faith actually increased as he waited on God because He continued trusting God. Abraham believed that God could be relied on to do what he had promised and as he trusted God, he honored and glorified him. If you want to grow your faith, do as Abraham did–keep trusting that God’s promises will come true for you and thank Him and glorify Him for it. Giving glory and thanksgiving to God doesn’t change God–it changes you and grows your faith in Him.

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