(Week 27 of the year: Friday)
THOSE WHO RELY ON FAITH RECEIVE THE SAME BLESSING AS ABRAHAM, THE MAN OF FAITH.
Know ye therefore, that they who are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
And the scripture, foreseeing, that God justifieth the Gentiles by faith, told unto Abraham before: In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Therefore they that are of faith, shall be blessed with faithful Abraham.
For as many as are of the works of the law, are under a curse. For it is written: Cursed is every one, that abideth not in all things, which are written in the book of the law to do them.
But that in the law no man is justified with God, it is manifest: because the just man liveth by faith.
But the law is not of faith: but, He that doth those things, shall live in them.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written: Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus: that we may receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.