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Romans 4:05 - not by work - by faith Bookmark

"But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness," (NASB)

"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." (KJV)

"But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners." (NLT)

"But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness." (NET)

Speaking generally a man that works for a wage for services rendered is paid by the hour or by the job. We can see that Abraham was not a working man because he didn't earn that which he received. He received salvation by the only other means, Grace -- God's unmerited favor. He did so by faith, not the act of faith, but the object of faith, the Lord Himself.

Remember:

"for He was looking ahead and including them in what He would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate His righteousness, for He Himself is fair and just, and He declares sinners to be right in His sight when they believe in Jesus." (Romans 3:26 NLT)
 
"And so it happened just as the Scriptures say:  "Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith."  He was even called the friend of God." (James 2:23 NLT)

"But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness," (NASB)

"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." (KJV)

"But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners." (NLT)

"But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness." (NET)

Speaking generally a man that works for a wage for services rendered is paid by the hour or by the job. We can see that Abraham was not a working man because he didn't earn that which he received. He received salvation by the only other means, Grace -- God's unmerited favor. He did so by faith, not the act of faith, but the object of faith, the Lord Himself.

Remember:

"for He was looking ahead and including them in what He would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate His righteousness, for He Himself is fair and just, and He declares sinners to be right in His sight when they believe in Jesus." (Romans 3:26 NLT)
 
"And so it happened just as the Scriptures say:  "Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith."  He was even called the friend of God." (James 2:23 NLT)


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