EXPLOITS IN CHRIST: HEROES OF FAITH (ABRAHAM)

January 21:2019

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony… By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God
Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-10 (NKJV)

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Abraham is one of the greatest patriarchs in the Bible. He is commonly known as the Father of Faith due to the immense faith in God that he possessed. Abraham’s father, Terah, lived in Ur, an influential city in southern Mesopotamia. At a time, Terah took his family and set off for the land of Canaan but settled instead in the city of Haran in northern Mesopotamia.

God said to Abraham ‘Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you’ (Genesis 12:1-3). What made Abraham special was that he had faith in and obeyed God. After God called Abraham, he went ‘as the Lord had told him’. It was through faith (firm assurance, conviction, confidence, persuasion and unshakable belief in God and His word) that Abraham obeyed God and left his country.

He left behind everything that was familiar to him and went to where God told him to go. He left without any knowledge of his destination, having faith in God. The concept of family meant everything to a person living in the time of Abraham. In that time, family units were strongly knit; it was unusual for family members to live hundreds of miles apart from each other. Because of Abraham’s exemplary faith in God and the promises God made to him, believers in all generations are called the children of Abraham (Galatians 3:7).

Child of God, continue to have faith and confidence in God. Believe His word and obey His leading and guidance in your life. When you do, you will partake of the covenanted promises of your father Abraham.


Additional Scripture Reference(s): Romans 4:20-21 Genesis 12

Prayer & Confession of Faith

Father, thank You for Your word. I trust You and have absolute confidence in You and Your word. I believe that You will do all that You have promised me. Hallelujah!

One Year Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 14

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As you read, I trust that this devotional will be an avenue of blessing in your life. I invite you to get born again by saying the following prayer:

"Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die for my sins. I receive Jesus into my heart to save me and I accept and confess Him as my Lord. I believe that You raised Him from the dead for my justification. I accept and confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and my Lord. I receive eternal life into my spirit and I am now a new creation. Old things have passed away." Amen.

Congratulations! You are now a child of God.

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