God referred to this historic man of faith as His friend.
Abraham was the father of the Hebrew nation. It was through Abraham’s Seed that all nations on earth have been blessed (Genesis 12:3) and God even referred to this historic man of faith as His friend (Isaiah 41:8).
When God told Abraham to leave his country, his people, and his father’s household (Genesis 12:1). Abraham obeyed, even though he had no idea where he was going (Hebrews 11:6). His wife, Sarai, had been barren their entire marriage, yet, when the Lord told the patriarch his offspring would be as numerous as the stars in the sky, Abraham chose to believe God despite his circumstances. Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:5-6).
Through this study, you will watch the budding father of a nation question God’s plans, take matters into his own hands, and at times, compromise truth. Like us, Abraham made mistakes along his journey with God. However, he learned to trust the Lord more fully with each misstep and he ultimately became a great man of faith. Through Abraham’s story, you will gain a greater understanding of the covenant God made with Abraham and his descendants. You will find a greater sense of peace and security as you discover your inheritance as Abraham’s spiritual descendant through your faith in Christ.
As you journey with this great man of faith through the pages of God’s Word, like Abraham, you will develop a more unwavering faith that enables you to become a greater blessing to others.