For it was not through the Law that Abraham and his descendants were promised that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 17:4
"As for Me, this is My covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.
I will surely bless you, and I will multiply your descendants like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will possess the gates of their enemies.
And now we proclaim to you the good news: What God promised our fathers
And he is also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised, but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.
So it is not the children of the flesh who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as offspring.
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say, "and to seeds," meaning many, but "and to your seed," meaning One, who is Christ.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise.
But Melchizedek, who did not trace his descent from Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in godly fear built an ark to save his family. By faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
Chapter Outline1. Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness;
10. before he was circumcised.
13. By faith only he and his seed received the promise.
16. Abraham is the father of all who believe.
24. Our faith also shall be credited to us as righteousness.
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Genesis 17:4, 5, 16
Genesis 22:17, 18
Galatians 3:16-18, 29
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