The Faith of Abraham

“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” Hebrews 11:8

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Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made.  He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to they seed, which is Christ” Galatians 3:16

The promise to Abraham concerning the seed which would inherit all things really was a promise of the coming of Christ, the true Messiah.  Now let us read Galatians, chapter 4, verse 29; “And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heir according tot he promise.”

The promise was made to the seed of Abraham, and the seed of Abraham is Christ.  Therefore all who become true followers of Christ share in the promise.  What was the promise to Abraham?  That in his seed the whole world would be blessed – that is, all the nations, not merely one nation, but all of them – and that Abraham and his seed would inherit the land.

What land?  Let us turn to the book of Romans, chapter 4, verse 13; “For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.”

Notice that Abraham was to be heir of the world, not merely Palestine, for the entire earth renewed and brought back to its Edenic condition will be the eternal inheritance of the seed of Abraham.  It will come through Christ to all who belong to Him.

Really, friend, it’s wonderful to be Christian.  By surrendering our hearts to God and having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as our sin-pardoning Saviour who died for us upon the cross, we too may “walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham” (Romans 4:12). He is our spiritual father.

 

Published by The Bible In Your Hand

Hi, I am Pastor Lester Bentley, a devoted husband, father, and Pastor for the Northeastern Wyoming District of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. I am committed to the great gospel commission as stated in Matthew 28:19, 20.

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