Abram’s righteousness before God was not because of his good works, but it was by faith.

BibleGateway: Genesis 15:1-6

ESV Text: Genesis 15:1-6



KJV Text:

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     1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

     2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 379 :
I Do Not Come Because my Soul

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1. I do not come because my soul 
Is free from sin and pure and whole 
And worthy of Thy grace; 
I do not speak to Thee because 
I’ve never justly kept Thy laws 
And dare to meet Thy face. 

2. I know that sin and guilt combine 
To reign o’er every thought of mine 
And torn from good to ill; 
I know that, when I try to be 
Upright and just and true to Thee, 
I am a sinner still. 

3. I know that often when I strive 
To keep a spark of love alive 
For Thee, the powers within 
Leap up in unsubmissive might 
And oft benumb my sense of right 
And pull me back to sin. 

4. I know that, though in doing good 
I spend my life, I never could 
Atone for all I’ve done; 
But though my sins are black as night, 
I dare to come before Thy sight 
Because I trust Thy Son. 

5. In Him alone my trust I place, 
Come boldly to Thy Throne of grace, 
And there commune with Thee. 
Salvation sure, O Lord, is mine, 
And, all unworthy, I am Thine, 
For Jesus died for me. 


Hymn: LSB 553 O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire
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