Romans 4:9-12. 9 Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How then was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also, 12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised. It is by faith alone. Given the understanding that people can become righteous by faith alone, the obvious question from Paul's readers is, "Is this righteousness actually available to the uncircumcised?" Many of the Jews of Paul's day assumed that blessing from God and forgiveness applied only to those who had been circumcised, the Jews. Abraham however received righteousness from God before circumcised. This fact opens the door to a new understanding of God's grace. It is available not only to the Jews but the Gentiles as well. The covenant God made with Abraham was an unconditional covenant. This scripture really does point out God's grace and that it is by faith. I pray that we would focus on Christ finished work and give Him the glory alone.