and another swing and a miss
obeying the commandments are works of the Law !!
I believe there is something which might need to be examined here:
Abraham lived under the gospel--not the Mosaic Law--as Abraham was 400 years prior to the Mosaic Law.
Galatians 3:8---King James Version
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham,
saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Abraham also had the commandments:
Genesis 26:4-5---King James Version
4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
5 Because that Abraham obeyed
my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments,
my statutes, and my laws.
Later--the Law was ADDED to the gospel--to form what we call the "Mosaic Law":
Galatians 3:18-19---King James Version
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions,
till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Added to what? It was added to the gospel--which was already present in Abraham.
That's the reason, when the Mosaic Law was fulfilled---the commandments remained--and could be comported to eternal life--because the commandments existed under the gospel--before the Law was given:
Matthew 19:16-19---King James Version
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
So--can we show where Paul differentiated between the works of the Law--and keeping the commandments?
I think so:
1 Corinthians 7:19---King James Version
19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
1 John 2:3-4---King James Version
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.