Today’s first reading from Galatians tells us that our salvation is dependent on our faith in Christ Jesus. Without the foundation of faith, none of the works that we do will be credited to us as righteousness before our Heavenly Father. Paul reminds us that Abraham was blessed by God because of the great measure of his faith.
Brothers and sisters:
Realize that it is those who have faith
who are children of Abraham.
Scripture, which saw in advance that God
would justify the Gentiles by faith,
foretold the good news to Abraham, saying,
Through you shall all the nations be blessed.
Consequently, those who have faith are blessed
along with Abraham who had faith.
Do we measure ourselves by faith, or by our works? Both are essential, but faith in Jesus Christ must be our foundation. Only through genuine faith can we do the good works that are pleasing to God.
Give me faith today, O Lord!