No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, — Romans 4:20
Faith is a verb, an action word. Abraham acted out his faith in ways that pleased God and he was blessed. Faith is not a feeling. It is the daily act of choice to believe God at his word, despite worldly circumstances.
Abraham was well past the time when men fathered children when his wife, Sarah, delivered Isaac. Abraham believed God and acted in faith, despite all natural evidence to the contrary. He could not see the evidence of God’s faithfulness until Sarah became pregnant, but he chose to believe none the less.
Faith is a daily process — a journey, not a destination. Paul says Abraham “grew strong in his faith,” which tells us two things. First, Abraham’s faith needed work over time. Secondly, he was successful in strengthening his faith. The same is true for us today. Our faith needs work, from the time we accept Christ into our hearts to the moment we take our last breath. Along the way, our faith is strengthened as we see evidence of God’s work in our lives and those around us.
Abraham’s faith was deeply tested when God asked him to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. God, without warning or reason, told Abraham to take Isaac on a three-day trip and, upon arriving, sacrifice him to the Lord on an altar he had to build. The pain, confusion and anguish Abraham must have experienced in those three days is unimaginable. Abraham was not aware of God’s ultimate plan. He did not have an explanation or a reason for what God was asking. It was by all accounts unbearable and unreasonable. But as Paul says in verse 20 that Abraham gave glory to God and did what he was asked. God later explained to Abraham that he was not asking “for” Isaac but asking “of” Abraham. He was asking Abraham for total surrender. Because of Abraham’s faith, we experience God’s blessing even today.
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