Today’s Scripture Selection: Romans 4:21

“…being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”

What persuades you?

What arguments or statements do you find persuading?

What is it upon which you are so fully persuaded that you are willing to stake your own welfare and that of your family’s too?

For Abraham – it was the idea, the fact, that God had the power to do what he promised.

That’s one of the things that for which he is commended in the Letter to the Romans.

The section begins, “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed….”

It goes on to talk about how, very late in life, Abraham sent out to a new land – and a new life for his people and generations to come.

Indeed, because Abraham took for first steps in faith – people all over the world believe in God today.

Because he was persuaded, so are billions today.

Oh, I know there is a lot more to the story that Abraham’s faithful obedience.

It’s just that according to the Scripture a great story took an important turn – a story of redemption – that is still unfolding today.

So I ask again – what persuades you?

I hope it is God’s promises.

Prayer: Lord, in faith, I am persuaded and follow.  AMEN.

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