Four thousand years ago, God spoke to a man by the name of Abraham and told Him to leave home and family. “By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8). Abraham was a wanderer and a nomad. “By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise” (Hebrews 11:9).
Abraham had direction. He was on a search. “He was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God” (Hebrews 11:10). God gave Abraham a promise. “In you all the families of the earth will be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). It is through Jesus Christ, a distant son of Abraham, that God blesses all nations. Abraham “died in faith, without receiving the promises” (Hebrews 11:13). Abraham did not live to see the coming of Christ but he looked ahead. Jesus said it. “Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad” (John 8:56).
He became the prototype of a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. He entered the eternal city as “the father of all who believe” (Romans 4:11). He’s an excellent role model.
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