Righteousness Is a Five-Letter Word

By Charles R. Swindoll


Romans 4:1–13

After dedicating almost three chapters of his letter to the Romans to setting forth humanity’s need for the gospel (1:18 - 3:20), Paul moved on with the words, “But now . . .” (3:21). In the rest of the third chapter, he presented the great truths regarding how one can have right standing before God—how a sinner can be “justified.” Having made it clear that righteousness is a matter of faith, not works, Paul chose to illustrate his point with a flesh-and-blood example: Abraham. By showing the reader that “the father of the Jews” was declared righteous by faith and not by works, Paul made a compelling argument that all can understand.

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Insights on Romans: The Christian’s Constitution, Volume 1.

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