The Faith of Abraham
Romans 4:9-12
Comes this blessedness then on the circumcision only, or on the uncircumcision also?…

This was —

1. A simple child-like dependence on the naked word of God.

2. An acceptance of and trust in God's promised Saviour.

3. A renouncing of his own works as meritorious.

4. A faith that wrought by love, making him the friend of God (James 2:23).

5. One that overcame the world, leading him to seek a hotter country (Hebrews 11:10).

6. One that evidenced its reality by a self-denying obedience (Hebrews 11:8, 17; James 2:21). True Abrahamic faith is love in the battlefield.

(T. Robinson, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

WEB: Is this blessing then pronounced on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.

Circumcision and Infant Baptism
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