Because of all the fuss so many make about baptism, I often encourage believers to read this chapter inserting the word baptism for circumcision. Not that I think baptism is of no value or unimportant; however, much like the Jews in Paul’s day got hung up on circumcision and believed one could not get the approval of God without it, there are countless Christians with the same attitude in regards to baptism.
When will we get it? Faith is what God counts as righteousness. Faith is what gives us the courage to change, to hope, to become all that Christ has called us to be.