SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 4:13-17
13 For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15 For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. 16 That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
1. Did the promise to Abraham and his offspring come through the law or through faith? (V13)
2. What would have happened if God had made the promise of righteousness through the law? (V14)
3. What does the law bring instead? (V15)
4. Why must the promise of God’s righteousness depend on faith? (V16)
5. As a result of the promise coming through faith who is able to benefit from God’s righteousness? (V16)
6. V17 provides us with two incredible attributes of God’s power and ability. List these two attributes and meditate on them today.