Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation. What did he discover about being made right with God? If his good deeds had made him acceptable to God, he would have had something to boast about. But that was not God’s way. For the scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” When people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned. But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.
Romans 4:1-5 NLT
We learn through the law and scripture that it is not humanly possible to work our way to righteousness in God’s eyes. We can be counted as righteous and holy only because of our faith in Jesus who forgives us. Look at yourself through the filter of God’s forgiveness. Who are you in Christ? List three attributes you have in Christ. Use those three things to write a poem of thanksgiving for God’s mercy.