Day 56 - Rom. 4

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Today, another word starts to be used a great deal, "faith", which means "to trust, to believe". But always (in the New Testament) toward God, or Christ, or spiritual things. Sinners can only be cleansed from their sins by faith. Never by works.
V. 1 Abraham is given as the greatest example of faith. He believed God.
V.28 Faith in God is entirely different from doing good works. These can never save a person.
V.9-22 Abraham received promises of blessing from God before there was a Jewish nation (so these blessings don't depend on the law, but on faith believing God.
V. 23-25 For us also. Faith (believing) in Christ's work alone saves our soul.