The family of faith

Gal. 3:6. . .”And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to Him as righteousness.”
A direct quote from the Old Testament. Abraham, the father of faith. The one who nearly butchered his own promised son because God told him too. The bible mentions Abraham and his seed being God’s people.

Who is Abraham’s seed? Some would think it’s anybody directly descended to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel). The seed of Abraham are all those that come to God through faith in the messiah (Christ). Those, who like Abraham, put their faith in God. Because that’s what true righteousness is.

Recognizing that you don’t have any righteousness of your own, you’re only a righteous person through faith in God.

True righteousness is trusting God to help you in every area of life. I once slipped and said something like, “it’s hard to trust some one you don’ tknow.” Wasn’t talking about anything spiritual, but it reminded me-The true test of how well you know God can be answered in how much you trust Him. And you can only trust God through Jesus Christ because God revealed HImself through His incarnate Son.

The root cause of sin (transgressing the law of God-which we’re all guilty of, is taking matters into our own hands and not trusting God with our needs.

Because ever since the fall of man in the garden it’s just not human nature to trust in any one other than yourself. Jesus said in Matt. 18:4, “unless you humble yourself as little children you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” Being right with God means trusting Him with childlike faith and relying on the blood of Christ to take away all your sins.