13 comments on “Father Abraham: The Ultimate Test

  1. It is amazing to see the faith of Abraham in this story after he failed so miserably at other times. It’s a great picture of God’s mercy to me. I can make mistakes, and He will forgive me and allow my faith to grow from them. What an awesome God we serve!

  2. But this I only noticed clicking your link:

    “3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.””

    On the THIRD DAY … I am also guessing that Abraham was dead inside for those three days – faith or no faith. And on the third day after his hand was stayed – Abraham must have “risen from the dead (inside)”. Whatever your preferred take – wow!!

  3. “Yet it would also be a bit absurd, for faith isn’t the kind of thing you just pick up at the store, or force upon yourself. Faith is the natural outgrowth of relationship, in this case that would be relationship with our Lord and with others who follow Him; it is a lifelong pursuit and all of us are works in progress.”

    Loved this. “Faith is an outgrowth of relationship.” Perfectly said.

  4. Faith is just believing God. It is a very simple concept. The problem is we make it difficult by not fully believing God. Jesus said faith the size of a tiny mustard seed would move a mountain. Why won’t we just believe God as Abraham did?

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  6. Yet it would also be a bit absurd, for faith isn’t the kind of thing you just pick up at the store, or force upon yourself. Faith is the natural outgrowth of relationship, in this case that would be relationship with our Lord and with others who follow Him; it is a lifelong pursuit and all of us are works in progress.

    You summed up Romans 1:17 perfectly. “For in it (the Gospel) the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith. For as it is written, the just shall live by faith.”

    Faith is like a building blocks. We have all been given the same amount of building blocks, but it is up to us to build them up through His Word.

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