Daily Devotion on Genesis 15:1-6
Text: Genesis 15:1-6
What does your credit score look like?
Most Americans would likely respond, “Don’t ask!!”
Your credit score can often say a lot about you. It can show whether you have over-extended yourself financially. It can show how much debt you have. It can show how well you pay back that debt. It can also show whom you owe. Your credit score can say a lot, and for many Americans, it says “This person is in trouble!”
What do you think your spiritual credit score looks like?
The answer is actually very simple. It’s awful. For everyone. The Bible reminds us that, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” and that, “The wages of sin is death.” All of us owe God–big time. We have a huge debt to pay. We owe God perfection, and if we can’t pay that, then we must pay the wages of sin–death. (Some may be reminded of one translation of the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.”)
But we learn something incredible from Scripture about our God. It is good news bursts forth from many stories and many pages of God’s Word. It’s the best spiritual/economic news imaginable. God gives us a good spiritual credit score!
One such example from the Bible is the story of Abram/Abraham. God made many promises to Abraham. Some of them were nearly unbelievable, like the promise that he would have a son at an old age with his barren wife. But Abraham believed God’s promises. So, through that faith, “God credited it to him as righteousness.”
Note how it doesn’t say that Abraham earned righteousness or worked his way toward righteousness. God simply gave it to him.
This is the good news of Scripture for all of us! God has erased our debt of sins with the blood of Jesus and he has credited the perfection of Jesus to our accounts. We don’t just have a good spiritual credit score–we have a perfect and clean spiritual credit score!
Trust God’s incredible promises, especially the most important promise of forgiveness and life through Jesus. Then thank and praise God for crediting Christ’s work to your account!
Prayer: Lord God, in your great grace and mercy you have credited your Son’s righteousness to my account. I am not worthy of this spiritual reckoning, but you have given it to me by grace alone. Lead me to thank and praise you for this gift every day. I pray in the name of my gracious Savior and by faith alone. Amen.
Posted on April 2, 2013, in Church, Daily Devotions, School and tagged Abraham, Abram, Church, Credit, Credit Score, Credited, Daily Devotions, Faith, Faith Alone, Genesis, Genesis 15, Grace, Grace Alone, Perfect, Perfection, Righteousness, School. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.