God promised Abraham a promise only God could promise. Abraham was to receive millions of descendants from a son, who had yet to know life; born, no less, from a barren woman, whom God would open the womb.
“And Abram said, ‘Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.’ And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: ‘This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.’ And he brought him outside and said, ‘Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.”
If God could open the womb of a barren woman how much more would He do for us if we believed in all He had promised? He would count our faith as righteousness and we would have salvation through His Son Jesus, who sacrificed His life for us.
If we believe Jesus is God’s Son, we have life. The Apostle Paul made it clear that God’s grace has no bounds. There is no requirement for salvation other than faith. Our works work toward our reward. Blessed are those who keep God’s commandments, for they will have life.
How should we live then? Love God and love others as we would love ourselves. Be patient and kind toward one another, loving one another, as God so loves us. For through love we have knowledge of God. Believe and live.