Galatians 3:8 (NKJV) And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”
Faith versus the Law. Faith brings about grace. The Law brings about judgment. For faith trusts in what God has done. While the Law requires complete and lasting compliance on our part. Grace then is much better than the Law, because God satisfied His righteousness in His Son Jesus Christ. While the Law requires justice and the payment for sins. Now, if faith was sufficient for Abraham, why should we desire the Law? God preached the gospel to Abraham when Abraham offered up Isaac his son to God. Now God stopped Abraham before Abraham actually offered up Isaac, and God provided a lamb for the sacrifice. This is one of the first picture of the offering of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Perfect Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. But God did not spare His own Son but delivered Him up for us. And for Abraham’s faithfulness, God promised a blessing to Abraham. God said to Abraham, “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice” (Genesis 22:18 NKJV). Abraham obeyed the voice of God. Abraham demonstrated by his action that he had faith in God, and God counted it to Abraham for righteousness. You see, my friends, Abraham had faith, and he put his faith into action. Abraham demonstrated his faith by works. Now, this is not works of the Law, that is keeping the Commandments, but it is works of faith. Faith that produces works is saving faith. And it is a genuine faith. This is not a contradiction. By faith alone in Christ alone we are saved, but that saving faith will produce works.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.