What shall we say then, that Abraham our father hath found concerning the flesh? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath wherein to rejoice, but not with God. For what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.
The Epistle to the Romans 4:1-3 (Geneva Bible Translation Ed. 1599)
To the brethren in Christ and to all peoples good morning
As Paul has said above, “what shall we say then?” Abraham, our patriarch, was credited with righteousness, not for his works, (of which men might speak highly), but that he believed (a) in the One that sent him forth to a new land. And so it should be with us today. Believe on the sacrifice of the Son, and be imputed with the righteousness of God. God has given us His grace and mercy. Friends, take it while it is still offered. For it is the thought of this writer that the time is growing shorter daily.
(a) Read Romans 11:6