Faith in God<a href="https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/2024/Romans4_13-21%20copy.jpg">Download image</a>https://www.mennonitemission.net/resources/worship resources/scripture graphics/950/Faith in GodFaith in GodRomans 4:13-21<p><strong>13 </strong>For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. <strong>14 </strong>For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. <strong>15 </strong>For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law, neither is there transgression.</p><p><strong>16 </strong>For this reason the promise depends on faith, in order that it may rest on grace, so that it may be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (who is the father of all of us, <strong>17 </strong>as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"), in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. <strong>18 </strong>Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become "the father of many nations," according to what was said, "So shall your descendants be." <strong>19 </strong>He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), and the barrenness of Sarah's womb. <strong>20 </strong>No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, <strong>21 </strong>being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.<br></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><em>Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash. Graphic design by Cynthia Friesen Coyle.   </em></span><br></p>

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