“Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.”
– Genesis 15:6 NIV
What an amazing phrase! God made a promise to Abram, and because Abram believed God, God considered him to be righteous. It’s an amazing reality that applies to you and me as well. Because we put our faith in Jesus, God considers us to be righteous! That’s critical because only those who are righteous can enter heaven. Heaven is a place with no sin, no evil, no sickness, no death, no imperfection whatsoever. We have to be righteous to get in there. Thankfully, Jesus lived a perfect life, then offered it on the cross as payment for our imperfect lives. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to believe that, and through that faith we are credited with the righteousness and perfection of Jesus. It’s just as God’s Word says, “whoever believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) As humans, we put our faith in a lot of people and things. God’s Word makes it clear that faith in Jesus is the best faith ever! He cannot, He will not let you down. Live in faith, die in faith, trusting in Jesus Christ.