What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."1
References for Romans 4:3
Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift,2 but as an obligation.
References for Romans 4:4
However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.3
References for Romans 4:5
David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: