Read Galatians 3:5-10
If you hang out around Christians enough, sooner or later you’ll hear someone mention the concept of faith verses works. This passage speaks clearly to that issue. In this section, Paul is likely talking about circumcision. Some people in the early church thought it was important to circumcise adult Christians in accordance with Jewish law. Paul didn’t. To back up his point, Paul takes us back to the story of Abraham. Before circumcision was even invented, God told Abraham that not only did He plan to bless Abraham’s descendants, but that someday all nations (that’s us!) would be blessed through him. Paul concludes that faith is more important than following the law. And to see what faith looks like, we can look to Abraham as an example: Abraham believed that God was going to fulfill His promise, even though it sounded impossible. That’s what faith looks like, and it comes before the law.
Read Hebrews 11:8-10