From Pastor Perry

01/19/2015 Romans 4:9-12

Romans 4:9–12 (ESV)
Abraham Justified by Faith (Part 2)
9 Is this blessing then only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? For we say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness. 10 How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. 11 He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well, 12 and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

What came first, the chicken or the egg?  I will always go with the chicken because somebody had to sit on the egg to make it hatch.  Well... this has been a long standing dispute that probably won’t be solved anytime soon.  But when it comes to faith, what came first?   Faith or circumcision?  Well... we have a solid answer in the scriptures.  Faith came before circumcision.  Abraham “received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised.   The Lutheran Study Bible states: Abraham’s circumcision did not save him; it was a response to his salvation. We are constantly tempted to give our works a role in salvation, but this detracts from God’s work. Christ saves us apart from our works, so anything we do responds to what He has already done for us.

I pray: Gracious God, grant us hearts that trust like Abraham, who trusted in You alone. Thank You for declaring us righteous. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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