As I slowly, but surely, continue my way through the 3650 Bible-reading plan, I’m reading Romans over and over. On one pass through that rich book, I marked the following, and I marveled at it again recently:
He [Abraham] did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was counted to him as righteousness.
Did you catch that? “He grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.” Those two acts are linked, also tied to being “fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.” It’s something to think about, isn’t it?