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“Even so Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.  Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham” (Galatians 3:6-7).

Faith, believing, and not works are the central focus in being reconciled with the Lord.  Yes, our actions matter, but they are not the central thing.  What Christ has done is the central thing.  He has reconciled us through faith that we might gain adoption as children of God.  To this the Lord prepared from the foundation of the earth the great prize of salvation for all who have faith.

Lord, grant that I would be a son/daughter of Abraham.  Grant that I would not do these things the way I want, but the way You direct, that my belief would be based upon Your direction.  Guide me, O Lord, that I may know the way of life and life everlasting.  Let me always look to You for and through all things, for in You alone is all hope and life. 

Lord Jesus, You have accomplished for all who believe what we could never do for ourselves.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may walk humbly with You leading the way as You conform me as a son/daughter of Abraham.  Keep my eyes upon You and not upon this world that I may live truly by faith and my belief be guided by Your goodness and example.  Amen.