James referred to Abraham as God’s friend in James 2:23. In Galatians 3:7, you’ll even find references that elude to all generations to be children of Abraham. And other than the references to Moses in the Old Testament, there is no other character mentioned as many times in the New Testament other than Abraham. It’s safe to say that Abraham is very important and has greatly impacted our history.
Abraham’s story is deeply discussed in Genesis. His obedience is constantly referenced and that is what makes Abraham so special. Hebrews 11:8 mentions his faith by saying, “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he didn’t know where he was going.” Not many of us would willingly leave behind everything we know and love to journey on to an undisclosed location. During Abraham’s time families were extremely strong knit and it was very odd for family members to live far away from each other.
There is no question that many life lessons can be derived from Abraham. From understanding the blessing of simple obedience to his undying faith in a higher heavenly presence, Abraham shows Christians how we can live a more Godly life. His life is a testimonial to God’s grace and reinforces our faith that God will forgive us for our sins and guide us down the path we were meant to follow. Here’s what you can learn from the wise Abraham.