He was fully convinced that what God has promised, He also is able to do. That is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now not only for his sake was it written that it was credited to him, but for our sake as well. It is credited to us as those who trust in Him who raised Yeshua our Lord from the dead. He was handed over for our transgressions and raised up for the sake of setting us right.
There is only one way to enter into heaven, trust God, just as Abraham did. We must trust in everything God has done for us including sacrificing His son Yeshua for all of our sins. There is no other way.
“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You? Or thirsty and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger and invite You in? Or naked and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
“And answering, the King will say to them, ‘Amen, I tell you, whatever you did to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
It is in our actions in how we take care of the widow, orphan and foreigner that will set us apart as believers. Adonai keep me in Your will for caring for others. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.
Matthew 18:15, 21-22
“Now if your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault while you’re with him alone. If he listens to you, you have won your brother.
Then Peter came to Him and said, “Master, how often shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”
Yeshua said to him, “No, not up to seven times, I tell you, but seventy times seven!
A lot of us including myself forget this is part of the forgiveness process. Rather than confront the person who wronged me, I have in the past told everyone else of the wrong before I even try to find out the reasoning behind the action and if it was a mistake to begin with. All this does is cause gossip and more hurt feelings. Following Yeshua’s teaching, as I try to do now, I find out why the person did what they did and most times they didn’t realize they offended me and apologize. I also know that people unintentionally do the same bad act over and over again. A friend of mine has corrected me several times for interrupting her, to my favor they have happened less and less by the correction but I do forget every once in a while and she has to take me aside and show me my fault again and forgive me. By following the Word we are able to keep the body of believers stronger.
For the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then ‘He will repay everyone according to his deeds.
While Yeshua was explaining to his talmidim what was going to happen soon, we as believers must focus on how Yeshua is going to repay those who believe. It is by our deeds not our lips that we are known as believers and it is by our deeds that Yeshua will repay us in the time after this. Adonai, thank You for Your Word Yeshua and the infilling of the Ruach ha Kodesh. Thank You for giving me the desire not just to tell people about what I believe but to put actions to my words. Thank You for the spurring on to help others by letting so many help me and my family in the past. I praise Your holy name, Amen and Amen
But he says, ‘No, for while you are gathering up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time, I will tell the reapers, “First, gather up the weeds and tie them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.'”
We as believers only have to deal with the weeds and tares that try to steal the living water from us and bring us to ruin for a short time. When we as believers have matured and been steadfast in our trust we will be gathered up to serve God.