Day 37: Conclusion: A Womb and a Tomb

Romans 4:23-25 :

Now it was not written that it was accounted to him for his sake alone, but for our sake also, to whom it will be accounted, who believe in him who raised Jesus, our Lord, from the dead, who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification.

Here’s the conclusion to our biblical history lesson from the life of Abraham. Paul reveals to us that it was God’s will for us to understand that the righteousness given to Abraham before the law of Moses was intended to be interpreted as belonging to us too and for the same reason.

Abraham and Sarah were unable to have children. Sarah’s womb was dead, but God by his supernatural power, brought a baby out of it. Abraham believed that God would do it even though it would require a miracle.

It is God’s will that we understand that faith in Jesus and His resurrection from the dead is the same kind of faith that Abraham had. Instead of a dead womb, Jesus was dead in a tomb. We are to believe that Jesus Christ actually was raised from the dead just as the hundreds of witnesses said. We are to believe the witnesses, not the science. God is the maker of science and He does not need to abide by its rules unless He wants to. God must abide by His own word, but He doesn’t have to abide by the physical rules of science, and when He promises to do something that violates science, He will do it.

There is a resurrection that has yet to take place. It is yours and mine. We believe that Jesus has been raised from the dead to never die again. God has promised that if
we believe in Jesus and His resurrection, we will also be raised from the dead. This is our Christian faith and because of this faith, God has made us righteous, because Jesus
died for our sins and was resurrected so that we could be righteous.