First God asked Abraham to Go Forth Into a New Land
"By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out
to a place which he was to receive for
an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.
By faith he lived as an alien in the land of
promise, as in a foreign land dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow
heirs of the same promise;
for he was looking for the city which
has foundations, whose architect and builder is God." Hebrews
Abraham had faith that God would do what He promised. This demanded
that Abraham do his part...and so he obeyed by going out from Hebron to the land
Abraham Obeyed By Going Out to A Place
Which He Was to Receive for an Inheritance
Faith is the assurance of things
the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews
|1. What is the
thing hoped for...or is not seen?
The Thing Hoped For:
place he was to receive as an inheritance.
|2. What is
part, if any?
Abraham was to go forth to a place that God told him and
that he would live there as an alien.
|3. What is
God did everything, except those things that He commanded
Abraham to do. God did not move Abraham by miracle or by force to
the land of Canaan. God waited for
Abraham to go there and to obey God's command. God provided the land to Abraham, along with numerous
other blessings. Later God entered into additional covenants with
|4. How did
Abraham have this assurance and conviction
that God would give him the inheritance?
Understand the thing hoped
for...or the thing not seen.
Hear God's word (Faith comes
by hearing...and hearing by the word of
Christ. Romans 10:17) to
understand God's power and faithfulness
to His promises.
Do your part, if any.
Trust God that He has done what
He has said...and/or that He will do
what He promises.
Pray that God will help increase
your belief and faith (Luke 17:5, Mark
9:23-24) and give you wisdom (James 1:5).
What if Abraham Had Not Obeyed?
God asked Abraham to go to the promised land so
that he would receive it as an inheritance.
What if Abraham chose not to obey...but then
he still expected to receive the inheritance?
Wouldn't it be unreasonable for Abraham to disobey
and still have hope in the promise?
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