What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:1-2
Abraham’s righteousness came not through what he did but because he believed God. It really is that simple.
Too often we get hung up on a works-based rigmarole, though we would deny it if we were asked. Salvation from God is nothing we did to earn or buy. We didn’t do or give anything to obtain it. We believed. Or better yet, we believe because faith in Christ is a daily commitment on our part. God renews each day for us with the sunrises. It’s a new chance to believe and to experience God more fully.
Perhaps Peter said it best, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3