Daily Devotions


Day 83

"It is of faith that it might be according to grace..."

Text: Romans 4:16


Paul had effectively proven that the case of obtaining justification by the keeping of the law was impossible!

1. The Law brought knowledge of transgression.

2. All transgressors would come under the wrath of God.

3. All men are transgressors of the law.

4. Therefore the law could not bring about justification.


Paul sought to make a strong case for faith in the following text.

“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace,
so that the promise might be sure to all the seed,
not only to those who are of the law
but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham,
who is the father of us all.”

Romans 4:16

1. The faith-system operates on the basis of God’s grace.

a) Law highlights man’s works as meritorious of salvation.
b) Grace highlights man’s sinfulness and God’s mercifulness.

2. The faith-system reinforces the doctrine of “promise”.

a) Abraham himself believed in the promises of God (Cf. Genesis 15:6).
b) God’s promise was to Abraham and all his seed

3. The all-inclusive nature of the faith-system.

a) It is not restricted to the Jews.
b) It is open to all who have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
c) Those who possess faith may call upon Abraham as “father”.
d) The faith-system is that which God had planned and then revealed.