He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving gory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was able to perform. And therefore "it was accounted to him for righteousness." Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, but also for us. Romans 4:20-24a
Everyone, if they have had any kind of relationship with the Lord for very long knows that the Lord, in teaching about the Word, often likened it to a seed being planted. The most famous example being the parable of the sower in Mark 4:1-20 Today I just wanted to offer a small reminder and a word of encouragement to trust and believe every word that God speaks into your life. Every promise, every exhortation, every single word that He speaks is seed that you will allow to drop by the wayside and disappear or you will allow it to to be planted and to take root in faith.
The next thing it says is, "And therefore "it was accounted to him for righteousness." Now it was
not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, but also for
us." Because the promise was planted and Abraham believed it was accounted to him for righteousness. I love these next words! 'Now it was not written for his sake alone but for us also!' It was written down in His word so that it would be 'seed' planted in our measure of faith and that we to would not waver but trust and believe that He is well able to bring it to pass in our lives. It is written for us as well so that we would know and understand that not only did God 'impute' it to Abraham as righteousness but when we trust and believe and act in faith and in accordance with His word than it too is imputed as righteousness too us as well!
The truth is like Abraham we need to give His words good ground to take root in. We need to ...hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit of righteousness in our lives!