Daily Devotion Text

September 13, 2022

Romans 4:1-8

By gracepoint In Devotion Text, Romans with Comments Off on Romans 4:1-8


Please use one of the prompts below to get your journaling started.

  • Explore your fears and what’s behind them.
  • Write about a relational conflict you are experiencing.
  • List out all that you are grateful for.
  • Recall a significant reaction, conversation or event.

Romans 1 Commentary

Romans 2 Commentary

Romans 3 Commentary

Romans 4 Commentary

Bible Text: Romans 4:1-8 (ESV)

1 What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, 6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:

7 “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven,

    and whose sins are covered;

8   blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”

Reflection Questions

Romans 4:1-3

  • Reflect on the fact that “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” (Gen. 15:6).  What can I learn about the nature of God’s relationship with me from this?
  • Are there ways in which I am still trying to be “justified by works” before God?

Romans 4:6-8

  • Note how David defines blessing. How much am I in agreement with this view of blessing?


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