Why was Abram’s belief counted to him as righteousness? How does our faith today assure us of the same thing? Some people that know the history of Israel see aspects of this passage as prophetic to both Abram’s life and the rise and salvation of the Israelites. Abram had been blessed in so many ways by the Lord, from Ur across the Middle East to Egypt and back. Why was the issue of an heir so important to Abram and what was God’s response?