Faith

RE Verse reading–Genesis 22:1-19 (day three)

He said to him, “Abraham!’” 

Each of Abraham’s names for God—God Most High, God Almighty, God Everlasting, among others—arose over the better part of a hundred years from difficult, often violent experiences that progressively revealed to Abraham something hitherto unknown about the character of God.  All of which is to say that when God’s Moriah directive came down, it didn’t arrive in a vacuum.  As shocking and fearsome as this communication was, Abraham knew the one speaking––and that’s all he knew.  But by now that was enough.  Indeed, the writer of Hebrews gives us a window into Abraham’s thinking: He wouldn’t put it past God to possess the ability to raise the dead.  So up Moriah he went.  On the basis of what (or whom) he knew, he went where he did not know.  This is faith.

 

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

One thought on “Faith”

  1. Abraham believed, loved and knew God. He totally trust God’s will for his life. Living a life of faith means living a life not knowing where we are being led. Faith is the central element of Christians’ beliefs. Very simply, we need faith to please God, and we believe in God’s existence by faith. We walk with God by faith, not by sight.

    What is faith anyway?

    “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”~ Hebrews 11:1 ESV

    My faith in God has been sharpened and strengthened overtime. I am convinced that faith is what sustains us to the end, knowing that by faith we will be in heaven with God for eternity.

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