Romans 4:20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God but he grew strong in His faith as he gave glory to God.
David preached a great word on Sunday which I’ve been reflecting on. He asked the question, “Have you ever wondered how Abraham gave glory to God?” I think with my North American culture I’ve taken this scripture and fit it with our expression of worship today and made it applicable to my life by my own private worship times as those that give glory to God. While Im sure they do, David presented a broader thought.
David talked abut the promise God had given to Abram to become a Father of many nations and changing his name to Abraham. David’s point was ~ in the place of agreeing with God, Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness, Romans 4:3, Abram changed his name.
Everywhere he went from the point of receiving the promise of God, he was declaring, I am Abraham, the Father of many nations. Every time he used that name he was agreeing with God. His declaration of the name Abraham was his worship to God.
Amos 3:3 asks, how can two walk together unless they be agreed? Jesus said a Kingdom divided cannot stand. The blessing of God rests in the place of unity. Jesus’ prayer is that we are one with the Father. To be one with the Father requires us to agree with Him. To agree means to have the same opinion.
Agreement is essential and our agreement to the promises of God are not only how we receive all salvation, how we inherit the promises but it is also how we give glory to God. Abraham grew strong in faith as he gave glory to God. The more he decreed I am Abraham, the more he was reminded of the promise to be a Father of many nations. You’ll notice it was “Abraham” who believed God, not Abram.
There may be many seemingly dead and impossible situations in our lives, but they are all birthed(Mary conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit sowing seed) or resurrected (God gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist) by simply taking Gods promise as the ultimate truth you hold.
As we believe Him and agree with Him, we are giving glory to Him and it is counted right in the sight of God.
No distrust made him waiver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.