Gracepoint Community Church | Surrey BC

Righteousness is a 5 Letter Word

Paul spells out that we cannot earn righteousness by works. Righteousness can only be credited by God through our faith. He uses the example of Abraham, calling him “father” four times in v. 16-18. He is the father of both the Jews and the Gentiles, the circumcised as well as the uncircumcised. Abraham’s faith rested on the promise of God’s power in sending him a son (v. 16-22). Likewise Abraham’s story becomes our story as we exercise faith in the life-giving power of the resurrection (v. 23-25).