Following the Example of Abraham
“Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.”
Isaiah 51:2
Abraham is a veritable biblical character worthy of our emulation! If we want to do that which is right and obey the Lord, we must follow Abraham’s example. He is the rock from which we are chipped as far as the concept of faith is concerned. In the passage under review, we are instructed by the Lord to emulate him. In the book of Hebrew 6:12, we are enjoined to become followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Abraham eminently engaged faith and patience to secure his promised child, Isaac. As Abraham’s children by faith, we are meant to do the works of Abraham. The Bible says, “They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.”
John 8:39
5 ways to describe Abraham:
1. Abraham was a friend of God!
“But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”
Isaiah 41:8
You too can follow in the footsteps of Abraham by becoming a friend of God.
2. Abraham was a man of rugged faith!
“Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
Galatians 3:6
Learn to believe God like Abraham!
3. Abraham was a man of rugged obedience!
“Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.”
Genesis 26:5
Learn to live a life of obedience!
4. Abraham was a blessed man!
“And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.”
Genesis 24:35
Consciously tap into the blessings of Abraham!
5. Abraham was a man chosen and led by God!
“And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.”
Joshua 24:3
You too can be led by God like Abraham!
I decree and declare that you will command Abrahamic blessings even as you follow his example in Jesus mighty name!
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe