Today, we have so many tools to help us with faith. Have you ever thought about Abraham’s faith when dealing with life’s issues?
The Bible makes Abraham’s faith the model for us all. (See, for example, Romans 4; Galatians 3; Hebrews 11; James 2.) The surprising thing is that Abraham never saw a Bible, had no church, possessed no creed, took no sacrament, heard not even one of the Ten Commandments and perhaps knew little about life after death. Yet in these 4 examples Abraham stood faithfully with GOD. He was called God’s friend. A person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
Yet Abraham’s faith shows us what really matters. He heard the voice of God and dared to simply believe he could trust him when he spoke. He risked his life, his security, his reputation, his future and even his son on the word that came from the God whom he could not see but in whom he believed. Can there be anything better to demonstrate that it is by faith and faith alone, that we are saved?
We now have the Bible, the church, the creeds, the sacraments and the Ten Commandments. But God still looks for the basics—God still looks for hearts that will risk all to trust in him. I like Abraham put my trust in GOD. Who do you hold as your Guardian?