1) How and why is our inability to boast encouraging?
2) How do we know it applies to us?
“Abraham ______________ God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Genesis 15:1-6; Hebrews 11:6
He believed God he was counted _________ righteous.
Abraham’s faith was _______________ a righteous act, neither did his faith make him _____________. Psalm 26
Righteousness, or justification, is a ______________. Romans 3:23-24 that cannot be __________.
Abraham’s works did not __________ to his righteousness, so he has no room to boast, and someone who does not work is ___________ just as righteous.
This is encouraging because it means that it completely _________ on God, and I can’t take away from my righteousness by _________ to trust in Him. It is a gift, and because it is a gift it does not depend on me.
How do I know that it applies to me, do I believe God?
At _______, do I believe God?
With the ________________, do I believe God?
Do I believe God even when it doesn’t make __________? (Isaac)
Do I believe God even in my _____________? Do I believe that God can justify the ____________, even me?