Romans 4: 3-4 For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
Wow! Hope confusing and yet awesome. Do we believe that God will do what He says He will? Or do we believe that our efforts will pave the way in our purpose driven journey? May I say that I’ve experienced both and do so sorely prefer His way to mine.
You see, His way yields a fruitful result always. In Abraham’s belief of sacrificing His son Isaa, he showed an obedience to God, that His sovereign will was the answer. As a Father who loved his son. As a father who waited for this son. As a father who believe in God’s will and direction for his life. Abraham went to the mountain to indeed sacrifice His son as he had been directed by God. His righteousness in believing in God’s will was established by his follow through on what he was told to do. Kill his son. However, please know that our good Father did the same. He sacrificed His only son. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life per John 3:16.
As I sit here and live through a pandemic, to only find out that my son has developed behavioral symptoms from this new normal. When did this happen? I do not know. However, I can see it as he is unable to sit at a restaurant and eat with his family. His bodies response to something so simple is flight to the restroom. Where he is sheltered from everyone and nausea takes over his insides. No one knows what the enemy has placed in his mind, but him. May I say yet again His wages as debt- How can that be?
You see in my knowledge of what to do, everything on my checklist is: Primary care physician assessment, referral for a therapist, talk to friends about the matter, get advice, pray, read my bible and journal. Not all in that order, but check, check, check and check, right? However, do you know saints that for all that work, were wages as debt? Because my belief in the outcome is riddled with doubt, unease, worry and concern. The debt I pay for my work and unbelief is indeed not grace. Because His grace as I go through it, helps me grow through it as well. HIs grace supplies a peace which surpasses understanding.
How many of us desire the righteousness of Abraham, yet work for wages as debt? You see saints; our Father simply wants our trust with all our heart. He wants us to let Him lead us, so that He can clear the road that we should follow as it says in Proverbs 3:5&6.
Can you do it? Can you follow where he leads with all your heart? If so, share with us how? Help us all be more like him and develop our Christlike character and response.
2 thoughts on “Wages as Debt – How Can that Be?”
“Because His grace as I go through it, helps me grow through it as well. HIs grace supplies a peace which surpasses understanding.”
I’m encouraged by your blog. You’ve got to go through it in order to grow through it. No way around it. God is right there as well with His grace. Amen! Be brave and go through it.
Thank you for this inspiration.
Thank you for your comment Peaches. Yes let’s live in His grace and extend it to others.