New Living Translation
Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation. What did he discover about being made right with God?
King James Bible
What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
Darby Bible Translation
What shall we say then that Abraham our father according to flesh has found?
World English Bible
What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh?
Young's Literal Translation
What, then, shall we say Abraham our father, to have found, according to flesh?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:1 That our father Abraham hath found - Acceptance with God. According to the flesh - That is, by works.
Of Self-Surrender We should now begin to abandon and give up our whole existence unto God, from the strong and positive conviction, that the occurrence of every moment is agreeable to His immediate will and permission, and just such as our state requires. This conviction will make us resigned in all things; and accept of all that happens, not as from the creature, but as from God Himself. But I conjure you, my dearly beloved, who sincerely wish to give up yourselves to God, that after you have made …
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Moreover He Fulfilled the Promise Made to Abraham, which God had Promised Him...
Don't just say to each other, 'We're safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.' That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.
The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David's family line,
"But," some might say, "our sinfulness serves a good purpose, for it helps people see how righteous God is. Isn't it unfair, then, for him to punish us?" (This is merely a human point of view.)
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
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