Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
For the real Jew is not the man who is one outwardly, and the real circumcision is not something physical and external.
2 Corinthians 1:22
and put his seal upon us and given us his Spirit in our hearts, as earnest-money.
You also have heard the message of the truth, the good news of your salvation, and believed in him, and through union with him you have been marked with the seal of the holy Spirit that was promised,
You must not offend God's holy Spirit, with which you have been marked for the Day of Redemption.
They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only the men who did not have the mark of God's seal upon their foreheads.
For the promise made to Abraham and his descendants that the world should belong to him did not come to him or his descendants through the Law, but through the uprightness that resulted from his faith.
It is God's way of uprightness and comes through having faith in Jesus Christ, and it is for all who have faith, without distinction.
Then what do we conclude? That heathen who were not striving for uprightness attained it, that is, an uprightness which was produced by faith;
But this is what the uprightness that springs from faith says: "Do not say to yourself, 'Who will go up to heaven?' " that is, to bring Christ down;
But we, by the Spirit, through faith wait for the uprightness we hope for.
and be known to be united to him, with any uprightness I may have not based on law but coming through faith in Christ??he uprightness that comes from God through faith.
Faith led Noah, when he was warned by God of things no one then saw, in obedience to the warning to build an ark in which to save his family, and by such faith he condemned the world, and came to possess that uprightness which faith produces.
2 Peter 1:1
Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the uprightness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have been given a faith as privileged as ours;
So David himself says of the happiness of those to whom God credits uprightness without any reference to their actions,
No one after drinking old wine wants new, for he says, 'The old is better!' "
"Can anyone refuse the use of water to baptize these people when they have received the holy Spirit just as we did?"
there is but one God, and he will make the circumcised upright on the ground of their faith and the uncircumcised upright because of theirs."
So the men of faith share the blessing of Abraham and his faith.