Faith of Abraham - Part 2

Genesis 11:27-12:9

In God's great hall of faith chapter, Hebrews 11, Abraham is introduced in verse 8 with this statement:

"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."

There are two key words in that verse which describe Abraham: Faith and Obeyed. He exercised faith in God and obeyed (acted on that faith).

The first eleven chapters of Genesis are filled with disappointment and failure after God's initial creation. Adam and Eve disobeyed God and were cast out of the garden, Cain murdered his brother Abel, humanity became so corrupt that God cleansed the earth with a flood, after departing the ark Noah got drunk and Ham looked on his nakedness, in defiance of God men built a city and a tower to reach the heavens and God sent confusion of languages to end the rebellion.

We may have been tempted to destroy mankind again, but God decided to choose one man and give humanity a new beginning. He chose Abraham. Over the next few weeks we want to consider the life of Abraham and learn from this man of faith.

I. The Call. (12: 1 a)

II. The Covenant. (12:1?3)

III. The Compromise. (12:4)

IV. A Commitment. (12:4?9)

Like Abraham, each of us who have been saved has been called to follow Him. We are to walk by faith and not by sight. Trusting God through the various circumstances of life; knowing that He has a plan and purpose for each of us to bring Him glory.