“Faithfulness is a collected effort of christian people learning, living, inspiring, hoping, giving, and teaching each other God’s love and laws of faith and thanksgiving to all people with their lifestyle shining the light of God each day in truth and honest humility.” ~ Jon Barnes
Perhaps many of us would love to showcase and display our works and deeds to maximize visibility and inspire others, publicly. However, God points to the secret closet where you should pray, give thanks, and do your most serious work for the Lord in secret, so that He can reward you openly. Let someone else toot your horn. Quietly give, love, forgive and share what you have and who you are so that God gets the credit, glory, and honor for improving your life and the lives of others around you. Prove your love walk with God quietly and allow God to forgive and bless you openly, without your help. Do not put a Righteous Roman’s Forgiveness display sign on your forehead for the world to see how cool you are– or, That will be your reward.
Roman’s Radical Faithfulness
Radical isolationists are poised to prove to the world how spiritual, blessed, and enlightened they are compared to other christians. People need to learn and study from them and not God–n ot so! They have all of the answers, yet they do not have the heart to learn from others or admit that they make mistakes all of the time like all of us. These free radicals are rascals running around railroading their agenda ahead of God’s will and message of love, help, hope, charity, kindness, long suffering, and truth. Faithfulness is a humility in God that says yes to the biblical truth with practice, obedience, patience, and personal proof that God is merciful to you and your loved ones, based on your personal lifestyle, character, and commitment.
Roman’s Character Committed
Roman’s characters are always pretending to sing, dance, and shout before the Lord, as if He is deaf, dumb, and deficient in seeing behind that phony christian veil of lies we all tend to hide behind. I repent everyday because I need to, just like everyone else, by faith, leaning on the Lord for help and guidance to help others. People see God’s truth as we live honestly, without taking short cuts, leaving out the ingredients to God’s perfect recipe, which help us to shape our character. We strive to be like God with His love and character, which is the opposite of the worldly roman character committed to typical lies that are being copied by many.
Will God credit your faith and works justifiably righteous, based on your character, forgiveness, humility, and lifestyle or will you keep following and copying the world’s Romans Character?
Enjoy today’s reading.
Romans 4New International Version (NIV)
Abraham Justified by Faith
4 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh,discovered in this matter? 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. 3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
4 Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation.5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. 6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
7 “Blessed are those
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”
9 Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness.10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before! 11 And he received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. 12 And he is then also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also follow in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.
13 It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promisethat he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. 14 For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless, 15 because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. 17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” 23 The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.