Scripture: “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went,” Hebrews 11:8.
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Here again, we see that faith played a central role in the life of a great man of God. Abraham was a truly great man. He was called the ‘Friend of God’, James 2:3. He was called the ‘father of us all’, Romans 4:16. If we believe the truth that was revealed to Abraham we are born again of that truth as he was.
The story of Abraham fills Genesis chapters 11 to 25. That is an indication of the importance of the man.
1. Abraham’s spiritual journey began with a call.
- It was a call from God, Gen 12:1.
- It was a call to leave his old home, Gen 12:1.
- He was called out of idolatry, Josh 24:2 – “They served other gods.”