Abram's Faith & God's Confirming Covenant
When we, like Abram, look around us and do not see evidence that God is working, we have a great guarantee – even more than the sovereignty of God that we see in the stars holding their place at night. It is that God died in our place. The curse and punishment for our breaking covenant with God has already been paid, and so there is nothing to keep us from God, or to keep God from fulfilling his saving purposes for us.Genesis 15:6 says that Abram believed God and his faith was counted to him for righteousness. And Paul writes in Romans 4:23-25 that "it was not written for [Abram’s] sake alone, that it was imputed to him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification."