We ended our last comments with Scriptures that indicate it was the faith of Abraham that pleased God and that qualifies him to be a great example for us.

  This was not just blind faith, chance, a shot in the dark.  Abraham’s faith was based on revelation.  God revealed Himself to Abraham.   Stephen tells us in Acts 7:2-4 and quoting from  Gen 15:7 that while he was still in Ur of the Chaldees, God called him -  Acts 7:2-4 (KJV) ² “And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, ³And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall show thee. ⁴Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.”
By revealing Himself to Abraham, God provided ample evidence for him to place his faith and trust in God.   Everytime God spoke a command or a promise, Abraham believed Him and moved by faith in God’s promise.  Hebrews 11:8 (KJV) ⁸ “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.”  We should be moved by the total willingness of this humble servant of the Lord that we also will believe and follow God’s instructions, and try to imitate the faith of Abraham.  
Our faith needs to be properly guided.  We need a revelation of God as to His will for our lives.  It’s not that God reveals Himself to us in the same manner as He did to Abraham.  Instead, our faith comes through the Word of God - Romans 10:17 (KJV) ¹⁷ “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”  God’s Word contains evidence that we might believe - John 20:30-31 (KJV) ³⁰ “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: ³¹But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”  The more we read, the more God is revealed to us, especially in the person of His Son Jesus Christ!  The Word of God is a road map to faith.  
If we desire to have “The Faith Of Abraham”, we must be receptive to God’s revelation of Himself through His Word!  It’s important to note that Abraham’s faith was an obedient faith.  By faith, Abraham obeyed God.  He left his country.  He sojourned in a foreign land - Hebrews 11:8-10 (KJV) ⁸ “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. ⁹ By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: ¹⁰ For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”
Furthermore, He offered his son Isaac - Hebrews 11:17 (KJV) ¹⁷ “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,” Abraham’s faith was not a dead faith, but a dynamic faith expressing itself in obedience!  Genesis 22:18 (KJV) ¹⁸ “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”  We should note that there was no conflict with God between a “Believing” Abram, And an “Obedient” one.   In our next article we will study the obedience of faith as demonstrated in the life of Abraham.

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