In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations; as he had been told, "So shall your descendants be."
He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb.
No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,
fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.
That is why his faith was "reckoned to him as righteousness."
But the words, "it was reckoned to him," were written not for his sake alone,
but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord,