Abraham. One Nomad's Amazing Journey of Faith by Charles R. Swindoll

By Charles R. Swindoll

When we rewind historical past again to Abraham's period, we come across those who concocted fake superstitions to provide an explanation for the unexplainable. strong kings claimed to be gods, construction gigantic pyramids to accomplish immortality. Out of this mass of misunderstandings, one guy emerged. the fellow we all know this present day as Abraham not just claimed that one real writer existed but in addition staked his whole lifestyles in this trust. Why, millions of years later, are we nonetheless discussing the religion of this wilderness nomad? one in all America's most well liked Bible lecturers, Pastor Chuck Swindoll, solutions that query and plenty of extra during this compelling and insightful biography that would motivate your personal religion.

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Lying. He didn’t tell untruths to people to cheat them or to gain an unfair advantage. He fibbed to save his own skin. It seemed he had gained an ability to spin believable falsehoods in the past, and in time, he became an expert. Abram failed his first test when he rushed down to Egypt instead of seeking God’s counsel. Until the famine, he had talked to God and built altars to memorialize his relationship with the Almighty. Once the severe famine struck, however, we hear no more prayers; we see no more altars.

Abram also allowed his nephew, Lot, to tag along, possibly because he felt sorry for the younger man. Lot’s father had died some years earlier (see Genesis 11:27-28), and he undoubtedly latched on to Abram for fatherly guidance. Conversely, Abram may have viewed Lot as his potential heir, having no son of his own. As the story progresses, however, Lot proves to be an even greater distraction than Abram’s father. Life threatening, in fact. Your Developing Faith Genesis 12:4 begins the story of Abram’s seedling faith becoming a fully mature, fruit-bearing tree.

He fibbed to save his own skin. It seemed he had gained an ability to spin believable falsehoods in the past, and in time, he became an expert. Abram failed his first test when he rushed down to Egypt instead of seeking God’s counsel. Until the famine, he had talked to God and built altars to memorialize his relationship with the Almighty. Once the severe famine struck, however, we hear no more prayers; we see no more altars. Rather than seeking God’s instruction, Abram made a beeline for where caravan merchants said he could find food in abundance.

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