Explain What It Means That God Counted Abraham's Righteousness

Decent Essays
It may mean that God counted Abraham’s faith as righteousness, but it may also mean that Abraham recognized and acknowledged God’s promise as an expression of God’s righteousness
(Rendtorff 2005:27). Whatever the case may be, it signifies trust between both parties (Birch 1999:79).
Righteousness is a term that expresses relationship. Thus, a man is called righteous when he conducts himself properly with reference to an existing communal relationship that does justice to the claims this relationship makes on him (Von Rad 1981:185). In this text, faith/trust is regarded as the quality that makes a person righteous in his relationship with God.
The context of Gen. 15:6 is also important. Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
Get Access