Will I place my trust in my works, or will I put my trust "in Him who justifies the ungodly"?
Published June 7th, 2018
Main point summary
No one can boast before God, for He is the justifier of sinners.
What then shall we say was gained by 1 Abraham,
t our forefather according to the flesh?
For if Abraham was justified by works,
he has something to boast about,
but u not before God.
For what does the Scripture say?
v “Abraham believed God,
and it was counted to him as righteousness.”
Now w to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.
And to the one who does not work
but x believes in 1 him who justifies the ungodly,
his faith is counted as righteousness,
just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:
y “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven,
and whose sins are covered;
blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not z count his sin.”