The faith of Abraham and the Grace of God…before the Law of Moses was given

Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness. This is “imputed” righteousness granted from God 400 years before  the Law and Commandments were given on Mt. Sinai. Abraham was justified by God’s Grace and counted as righteousness by the mighty hand of God. Faith in God’s promises connected Abraham with God. The Grace of God made Abraham righteous.

Romans 4: 1-5…What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?  For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.  For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 4:16…Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

The Grace of God existed before the Law and Commandments came. Here’s what God said about Abraham and Noah.

Genesis 18:3…My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

Genesis 6:8…But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

The word Noah means “preacher of righteosness” in Hebrew. Then you had Abel who was also a righteous man of God.  All pointing to the fact that faith, righteousness, and God’s Grace existed and operated “before” the Law of Moses was given at Sinai. All pointing to the fact that the blessing of Abraham would come upon the Gentiles.

Galatians 3:14…That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith

Galatians 3:17, 18…And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Rightly dividing God’s Word.

About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at holy.sermon.net, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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