He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
LORD Jesus, we praise You for giving us Your Word. Help us to read it. Guide us while we study it. Enable us to do that which You have called us to do. Let us not only hear the Word, but transform us into doers of the Word. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
The two verses above that are found in Romans 4 are talking about Abraham’s faith. They say that he did not waver at the promise of God. Instead, Abraham was strengthened in faith and gave glory to God. Fully convinced he believed what God had promised God was also able to perform.
The paraphrased verse 21 on a bookmark had been the reason I named my very first blog “Able to Perform” in 2012. This is the bookmark I received nearly forty years ago. It came with a beautiful leather hymn book and a gorgeous handkerchief. Sadly the other two items are long gone, but the bookmark survived and is still with me. The words on it, written in German language, are translated:
What God promises He is also able to perform.
For a long time they have been merely words to me, but throughout the years they have become a true treasure for me. Stay tuned to read more about the impact they’ve had in my life.
Coming back to these verses once again, notice, that Abraham was fully convinced. He believed God’s promise and gave glory to God before it was fulfilled. That strengthened his faith.
Are you fully convinced that the Bible is God’s Word and Truth?
Give God the glory for the promises that He has made.