So indeed it was credited to Abraham 1 as righteousness.
For we consider that a person 1 is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law. 2
For I consider myself not at all inferior to those “super-apostles.” 1
now I ask that when I am present I may not have to be bold with the confidence that (I expect) I will dare to use against some who consider us to be behaving 1 according to human standards. 2
Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation. 1
blessed is the one 1 against whom the Lord will never count 2 sin.” 3
But the statement it was credited to him 1 was not written only for Abraham’s 2 sake,
One 1 should think about us this way – as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, 1
Therefore if the uncircumcised man obeys 1 the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?
For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited 1 to him as righteousness.” 2
So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
How then was it credited to him? Was he circumcised at the time, or not? No, he was not circumcised but uncircumcised!
So you too consider yourselves 1 dead to sin, but 2 alive to God in Christ Jesus.
For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared 1 to the glory that will be revealed to us.
As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 1
It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful.
Not that we are adequate 1 in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy 2 is from God,
Brothers and sisters, 1 I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: 2 Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead,
At my first defense no one appeared in my support; instead they all deserted me – may they not be held accountable for it.