"Not written for his sake alone..."
Text: Romans 4:23
THE WONDERFUL STORY OF ABRAHAM
Everyone has a wonderful life story to tell. The life of Abraham is indeed a deeply moving story of how God blessed him! Paul, however, was quick to point out a vital truth. The story of Abraham was not written in the Scriptures just to honour him.
A GLORIOUS UNIVERSAL TRUTH
Paul believed that Abraham’s story was recorded in the Scriptures to illustrate the following truth.
“Now it was not written for his sake alone
that it was imputed to him, but also for us.
it shall be imputed to us who believe in Him
who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,
who was delivered up because of our offenses,
and was raised because of our justification.”
Can we believe in the following truths with all our heart?
a) That we have sinned against God
The word “offenses” is another word to describe “sin”.