1. Galatians 3:6 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What was credited to Abraham as righteousness?

Galatians 3:6 (ESV)

6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

Righteousness was credited to Abraham as a result of his faith. He was not righteous in and of himself but declared to be righteous.1 The righteousness of Jesus Christ, the only man who has every perfectly obeyed God was imputed/reckoned to him. Faith is counted as righteousness because faith unites the believers to Christ who is their righteousness.2