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 true Jew is not the man who is simply a Jew outwardly, and true circumcision is not that which is outward and bodily.
2 Corinthians 1:22
and He has also set His seal upon us, and has put His Spirit into our hearts as a pledge and foretaste of future blessing.
And in Him you Gentiles also, after listening to the Message of the truth, the Good News of your salvation--having believed in Him--were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit;
And beware of grieving the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you have been sealed in preparation for the day of Redemption.
And they were forbidden to injure the herbage of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree. They were only to injure human beings--those who have not the seal of God on their foreheads.
Again, the promise that he should inherit the world did not come to Abraham or his posterity conditioned by Law, but by faith-righteousness.
a righteousness coming from God, which depends on faith in Jesus Christ and extends to all who believe. No distinction is made;
To what conclusion does this bring us? Why, that the Gentiles, who were not in pursuit of righteousness, have overtaken it--a righteousness, however, which arises from faith;
But the righteousness which is based on faith speaks in a different tone. "Say not in your heart," it declares, "'Who shall ascend to Heaven?'" --that is, to bring Christ down;
*We* have not, for through the Spirit we wait with longing hope for an acceptance with God which is to come through faith.
not having a righteousness of my own, derived from the Law, but that which arises from faith in Christ--the righteousness which comes from God through faith.
Through faith Noah, being divinely taught about things as yet unseen, reverently gave heed and built an ark for the safety of his family, and by this act he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which depends on faith.
2 Peter 1:1
Simon Peter, a bondservant and Apostle of Jesus Christ: To those to whom there has been allotted the same precious faith as that which is ours through the righteousness of our God and of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
In this way David also tells of the blessedness of the man to whose credit God places righteousness, apart from his actions.
Nor does any one after drinking old wine wish for new; for he says, 'The old is better.'"
"Can any one forbid the use of water, and object to these persons being baptized--men who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?"
unless you can deny that it is one and the same God who will pronounce the circumcised to be acquitted on the ground of faith, and the uncircumcised to be acquitted through the same faith.
So we see that it is those who possess faith that are blessed with believing Abraham.