Being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. Romans 4:21
Paul, writing that Justification is by Faith and by Grace, comes to the third point: Justification is by Resurrection power and not by human effort. V17 identifies God as "He who quickens the dead." Abraham and Sarah were "dead," their bodies being well past the age of child-bearing. How could two people, one ninety years old and the other one hundred, ever hope to have a son? But when the flesh is dead, then the resurrection power of the Spirit can go to work! We ought to marvel at the faith of Abraham. All he had was the promise of God that he would be the father of many nations; he believed this promise, gave the glory to God, and received the blessing. What a perfect illustration of the miracle of salvation. As long as people depend on the flesh and feel they still have enough strength to please God, they will never be justified. But when we come to the end of ourselves, admit we are dead, stop our own efforts, then God is able to "raise us from the dead" and give us new life and a perfect standing before Him. It was Abraham’s simple faith in God’s Word that justified him, and that is how sinners are justified today. v24, clearly says, God wrote that statement in His Word for our sakes too. we are also saved the same way he(Abraham) was saved: by faith
Prayer: Dear Lord, We acknowledge that we are saved only by your grace through Faith in Jesus Christ. May all who are reading this have this assurance of Salvation. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.