Romans 4:3, quoting Genesis 15:6 - “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” We learned from the message that this righteousness is a status that is conferred to us, but doesn’t inherently belong to us. How does it make you feel, knowing that it isn’t something you do?
The first of two key points from the message: A believer does not work for his or her salvation. How does it make you feel knowing that there isn’t anything you can do that will make God love you more or less? Is your initial response positive or negative? What does this say about your view of God and your view of salvation?
The second of the key points: A believer trusts God who justifies the wicked. The message described this as a trust transfer, when we stop trusting in ourselves and shift that trust to God. We now trust Him for our salvation and not ourselves. Do you agree with this in theory, but fight it in your everyday life? Does your behavior betray where your trust actually lies?