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Faith in God – The Journey from Abram to Abraham

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Learning about faith in god from abraham's journey

This week, as we continue to learn about faith in God, we delve into Week Two of our sermon series titled “Now I Know: Faith, Faithfulness, and Learning to Righteously Fear and Trust God.”  We explore the pivotal moment when God called Abram to leave his homeland and family to become a stranger in the land of Canaan.

Abraham’s Call and Promise:
In Genesis 12:1-9, we witness God’s direct command to Abram (not yet Abraham): “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” God promised to make Abram into a great nation, bless him, and make his name great. Moreover, God pledged to bless those who bless Abraham and curse those who dishonor him, emphasizing that through Abraham, all the families of the earth would be blessed.

Abram’s Act of Faith:
At the age of 75, Abram exercised faith in God, and embarked on his incredible journey of faith, taking with him his wife, Sarai, and his nephew, Lot. It’s this decision to bring Lot along that intrigues us. Why did Abram make this choice? Several theories exist, including the possibility that Abram considered himself Lot’s guardian or that he saw Lot as a potential heir. Another idea is that Lot, too, wanted to partake in God’s promise to Abram, persuading his uncle to include him in the journey.

A Decision with Consequences:
While the Bible doesn’t provide detailed reasons for Abram’s choice, it does reveal the consequences. The decision to bring Lot on his faith journey would prove challenging for Abraham. Lot’s presence led to conflicts over land and, later, his capture by enemy kings, requiring Abraham to rescue him. Lot’s association with the wicked city of Sodom further complicated matters, leading to divine judgment.

Learning from Abraham’s Decisions:
Abraham’s story teaches us the importance of discerning God’s specific call and not adding our own interpretations or opinions to it. God’s promises are meant for us individually, and we must trust in His guidance without compromising. While Abraham’s faith was commendable, his decision regarding Lot serves as a cautionary tale.

As we reflect on Abraham’s faith in God, we invite you to join us in exploring the depths of this powerful narrative. Download the sermon notes HERE for a more in-depth understanding of the lessons we can draw from Abraham’s experiences. We also invite you to tune in to our live stream on Facebook or YouTube every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. MST as we continue this series, seeking to strengthen our faith, cultivate righteousness, and deepen our trust in God’s divine plan for our lives and those we love. Together, let us learn from Abraham’s faith in God, acknowledging the importance of unwavering obedience to God’s call.
"NOW I KNOW" - A bible study on Abraham from the Book of Genesis, faith in God

Published by Dr. Victoria Isaac

Dr. Isaac has been involved in Christian ministry for over three decades. She has served as an adjunct professor at several Christian universities, created Christian leadership courses, and written course curricula, and now serves as the President of the Fully Equipped Bible Institute.

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