Romans 4:20 - 5:5
The Story of God Connecting our Lives to His
The world is always in pain. Some is just part of a world with sharp edges, earthquakes, disease, gravity. Most pain is created or magnified by us humans, from personal hurts to global structures. In the Bible is the long, ongoing narrative of God taking human life seriously and leading us out of self-inflicted pain and into God’s own eternal life.
Paul shows how God unites righteousness and faith in his own actions by reaching out to a human, Abraham, in making promises that establish a right relationship across worlds (God – human) and by faithfully fulfilling the promises. In response, Abraham is called to faith/trust in God’s promise that God counts as righteousness and begins a personal journey and one across generations with God.