Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
Paul continues from where we left off last time, now drawing his conclusions: God’s promises are guaranteed to all of Abraham’s descendants through faith; carrying his DNA has nothing to do with God’s promises because it’s all about our faith.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many…
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