So what are we going to say? Are we going to find that Abraham is our ancestor on the basis of genealogy?
References for Romans 4:1
Because if Abraham was made righteous because of his actions, he would have had a reason to brag, but not in front of God.
What does the scripture say? Abraham had faith in God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.
References for Romans 4:3
Workers' salaries aren't credited to them on the basis of an employer's grace but rather on the basis of what they deserve.
But faith is credited as righteousness to those who don't work, because they have faith in God who makes the ungodly righteous.
In the same way, David also pronounces a blessing on the person to whom God credits righteousness apart from actions: