Paul is now going to use the examples of two of the most revered men of Elohim in the history of Scripture and demonstrate that salvation only came from their faithfulness, not from their works they performed from their own efforts..
Our prayers should get to the heart of the matter. Elohim does not want our flowery words or habitual repetitions. Our prayers are to be short and to the point (Ecc. 5:2-3, 7). Elohim wants to know what is in your heart. He does not need to hear you give a flowery speech. There are many keys to effective prayer. But one ingredient is most important – righteousness (Prov. 15:8, 29, 28:9, James 5:16, 1 Peter 3:12).