John 8:38 I declare what I have seen in the Father’s presence; as for you, you should do what you have heard from the Father.”
John 8:39 ¶ They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing what Abraham did,
Matt. 8:11 I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
Matt. 8:12 while the heirs of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Matt. 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew believed himself to no longer be a son of Abraham, Paul believed that he was still one according to a seal of obedience. They were both wrong – Paul will show us what Matthew has already found and why both were, and forever will be in the Kingdom of Heaven!