Romans 4:18-25 The Character of Faith

NOTE: I repeatedly said "14 years" but it was 24 years between Abraham's promise and the birth of Isaac. 

Paul shows us the characteristics of Abraham's faith. He believed despite all the circumstances and his faith grew as it overcame obstacles. Paul applies this to salvation in Christ saying that "it was counted to him as righteousness" was not written for him alone but for we who have trusted in the gospel.