The Path of Faith


Genesis 12:11–13 (ESV): 11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, “I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, 12 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake.”


Abraham was a mighty man of faith – the father of our faith. But he got into trouble when he allowed fear to override his faith. This is evident in both instances in which Abraham lied about Sarah, as well as their attempt to help God out by having a son through Sarah’s servant.

In contrast to these terrible decisions, we remember his great acts of faith, such as leaving his homeland and family to travel to an unknown land and offering his son of the promise, Isaac, on the altar in obedience to God.


Following God faithfully requires immediate, complete, radical faith in Christ.

Following God is a day by day decision. Abraham made an initial decision to follow God, but also many continuing decisions to serve God.

Occasionally, he made missteps, but God corrected him and Abraham continued the path of faith.


Heavenly Father, may my life always be characterized by immediate, complete, radical, positive faith in you. Guard my steps so that I do not walk out of your will. May I choose each day to continue to follow the path the Great Trailblazer, Jesus Christ, set out for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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