YHWH .. said, “Look now toward the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” He said to Abram, “So will your seed be.” Gen 15:4
In Genesis 15 YHWH enters into a formal blood covenant with Abram. This covenant is known today as the Abrahamic Covenant and is of such pivotal importance that it is referenced throughout Scripture. In fact, even now it is at the center of tensions in the Middle East reported on in the news daily.
Who knew this Midrash on the Abrahamic Covenant would bring us to the perceived controversy between Paul and James and Grace vs Works? It does ..and it settles the question!