Approach: Reading of the justification of Abraham and the ratification of God's covenant with him.

Hermeneutic objective: Observing the sequence of events and the nature of faith and the Abrahamic Covenant.

Theological objective: Genuine faith is what God deems righteous, and it is the atoning substitutionary sacrifice for a Believer's sins that justifies and proves one right with God.

Genuine faith can be seen in God's test of Abraham's faith: did Abraham love his only son and descendant more than God?

With the Abrahamic Covenant, God made promises to Abraham that included his descendants, and this covenant relationship begins when a Believer is justified

God promised to be God to Abraham's descendants (Gen 17:8).

Through Abraham, God promised to bless all the families of the earth (Gen 12:3), which was Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ, Believers are entitled to eternal life.

God promised land (Gen 15:18). The dimension of this land matches the dimensions of New Jerusalem, where all Believers will reside after the end of human history, introduced in the book of Revelation (Rev 21:16).