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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; 10 for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God."  Hebrews 11:8-10

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 of Canaan:

By Faith Abraham Obeyed By Going Out to A Place
Which He Was to Receive for an Inheritance (Hebrews 11:5)

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for...
the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

1. What is the thing hoped for...or is not seen? What Is The Thing Hoped For: 
The place he was to receive as an inheritance.
2. What is man's 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's part? 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 Abraham.
4. How did Abraham have this assurance and conviction that God would give him the inheritance?
  1. Understand the thing hoped for...or the thing not seen.
  2. 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.
  3. Do your part, if any.

  4. Trust God that He has done what He has said...and/or that He will do what He promises.

  5. 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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