Re: Verse reading–Romans 4:1-25 (day three)
“Abraham believed God.” Paul was conversant enough with the intellectual traditions of the ancient world that he undoubtedly knew the questions that had vexed thinkers for centuries: What is the good life? How does one become a truly good person? Paul would have asked those questions this way: What enables a man to live like God does–loving, pure, true, good, giving, and whole (in short, righteous)? In answering that question, Paul recalls Genesis 15, and points out that living like God lives starts with faith. It starts with believing what God says. Until we do that, nothing else will help us.