(Psalms 70-72, Romans 4)
3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:3)
Believing is a paradox. All at once, it is the easiest thing to do and the most difficult. Upon inspection, we are all more comfortable with the notion of karma than faith. We are well acquainted with a quid pro quo notion of the world, a something-for-something exchange. Believing seems, at its root, just too easy. But is it?
The Kingdom of Heaven is not about equal exchange. Thank God! And although we are well versed in this kind of economy, the reality of heaven operates with a different currency. God is the Provider, Sustainer, Enabler, and Savior. He gives the Word and also fulfills the word. So what is our part? We are witnesses!
Believing is supernatural. It is rest, and rest is supernatural. We are called to strive to enter this rest. How can we do it? How can we believe the Word? We must know the Word-Giver. Belief is rooted in trust. As we know Him, we will learn to trust Him. And as we trust Him, we will most certainly believe Him.