[The Glory Unveiled]
Yet he [Abraham] did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. ( Romans 4:20-21 )
Abraham, the father of faith teaches us by his attitude towards God when he was promised a son [the nations] that true faith is tied to an anchor. Whenever a boat is left at sea, though stationed, it would be carried away by the waves of the sea unless it is tied to an anchor. In the same manner, faith needs a kind of anchor that will keep it stable and unwavering. Because when faith is unstable, it is similar to unbelief. The verses before our focal verse creates an imagery of the waves of a storm, things that should have otherwise discouraged Abraham; reasons for him to doubt and waver at the promises of God. But as explained earlier, boats tied to anchors are not tossed by raging seas and faith securely anchored is not perturbed by waves of unbelief. “Abraham was fully persuaded”….that statement is a snapshot of his anchor. He was not just believing that maybe what was promised could happen but rather, he was “fully” persuaded that God had the power to do what he had promised. What gave him that absolute assurance? Upon what was that anchor pinned? His faith was anchored on the sovereignty of God’s word. He believed that God had the power to do whatever He promised to do. Today, let us invest our trust in the word of God so that we too can have a solid anchor for our faith being fully persuaded that God has power to do what He says He will do and so that we would be strengthened in our faith and then we would not waver in our faith.
Prayer_Bead: Our Father and God who is able to do exceedingly far above what we ask or think, thank you for the assurance through your word. I give you glory for you are able to do all things.
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