We have learned over the past several weeks that the law can only bring wrath because we are sinners and cannot be justified by the works of the law. Salvation is and can only be by grace alone through faith alone.

In this text we see an example of that faith which justifies in the life of Abraham.

  • This faith is one that trusts God and lays hold of His promises.
  • Abraham’s faith was one that trusted God despite the circumstances (Abraham and his wife Sarah were ‘almost dead’ and God was promising them a child)
  • But Abraham’s faith apprehended that God could even raise the dead.

If we are to be saved we must trust in God as Abraham did. If we have the same trusting faith he had, we too can have assurance of our salvation.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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