Scripture Reading: Romans 4:18
How big is your God? Man frequently limits his "gods." Polytheists, with their abundant gods, indicate that one isn't sufficient. But even Israel whose God was the Lord, frequently limited Him by fearing giants, making wrongful covenants, and murmuring. Today some professing "Christians" limit God in salvation through dependence on religious works and human understanding. Their manner of life is sometimes more by sight, feeling or common sense than the eternal truth of God's Word.
Abraham, the man of faith in Romans 4, had the audacity to believe in a God who promised big things. His wife laughed to herself at the promise because she knew better (Genesis 18:12). Humanly speaking, there was no hope, even for one child; and the promise of numerous children was ridiculous! But Abraham believed God based on the hope that was promised. From the human standpoint, he was hoping against hope. He was hoping where hope left off. He hoped beyond hope! But his faith was in the Almighty God who can give hope where none exists, for He is the God who makes the dead live and calls the non-existent into existence (verse 17). Abraham's God was big enough to give hope when none existed, and Abraham didn't doubt by unbelief. God could and did call forth a child from the dead reproductive systems of Abraham and Sarah.
Our salvation is truly hope beyond hope when all is considered. So if we can hope beyond hope for eternal life, we can do the same in our daily life and walk. Based on hope from God, we can live the adventure of hope beyond hope!
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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