May 28th, 2023 – The law was given to man to define God’s expectation of righteousness. But Abraham was above the law, counted as righteousness because of his faith in God and God’s promise that, even at Abraham and Sarah’s ages, that he he would be the father of so many that they would number the stars. Abraham didn’t consider the limitations of his mortal body. He trusted God. And, as Paul explains, we are counted with Abraham as righteous when we place our faith in the promise of everlasting life through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.