20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification. 6 So also David speaks of the blessedness of those to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works: 12 All have turned aside, together they have become worthless; there is no one who shows kindness, there is not even one.”. and likewise the ancestor of the circumcised who are not only circumcised but who also follow the example of the faith that our ancestor Abraham had before he was circumcised. as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God. For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us. How then was it reckoned to him? Romans 4 (NRSV) Lyrics 1 What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? 2 Chronicles 7:14 NRSV Isaiah 55:6-7 NRSV John 14:23 NRSV Psalm 63:3 NRSV 1 Samuel 16:7b NIV 1 John 4:19 NRSV 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 NRSV Psalm 28:7 NRSV Micah 6:8 NRSV Romans 5:5 NRSV 1 John 4:18 NRSV We say, “Faith was reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.”. 10 For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. Romans 4:20–21 20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 2 For the law of the Spirit[a] of life in Christ Jesus has set you[b] free from the law of sin and of death. The Bible Gateway: NRSV… 13 “Their throats are opened graves; they use their tongues … So also David speaks of the blessedness of those to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not reckon sin.”, Is this blessedness, then, pronounced only on the circumcised, or also on the uncircumcised? Romans 4 What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. Romans 9:1-5 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Now the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone. Romans 4:1–25 The Example of Abraham (Gen 17:10) 4 What then are we to say was gained by a Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? v “ , it If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. Romans 15:13 NRSV Recent Romans 15:13 NRSV December 19th, 2020 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. 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