We who are of the faith of Abraham must also believe that God can resurrect the dead. God would further enter into a covenant with David and make that nation into a great kingdom.
In situations where strife could have occurred and then escalated, Abraham seemed able to defuse them cf. There are many Old Testament prophecies promising a coming Messiah or Savior. Send questions or comments to Gene Taylor at: They never lacked for water. May God help you make these critical changes in your life so you can inherit the same reward as Abraham when Jesus returns and establishes the Kingdom of God here on earth! Some take this to refer to this incident and say that wives should submit even when their husbands want them to do something wrong, trusting God to protect or deliver them.
We, too, live our lives as strangers and pilgrims on this earth, waiting with patience and faith for the Kingdom of God to be established on the earth, ruling from Jerusalem. Since then, the Jewish people have been returning home.
So Abram encountered a trial that led him to act on his own, without seeking God. There was no questioning and no wavering!
Abraham simply believed that God would do what He said. Are you sure God told you to come here, Abram? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised.
But, take note, it got him what he said he wanted! He showed his faith by departing. When the three angelic men appeared to her and confirmed this, only then did she know it was to truly happen. Is the Bible True?
But God graciously blessed Abram through Pharaoh. God reminded Abram of what he had already done for him to give him reason to have faith in what he had not yet done, but would do.
Abraham certainly did not see all the families of the earth blessed through him during his lifetime. I had no idea what kind of bird would make that noise, but I expected it to be a large, or at least normal, sized bird. The tent showed Abram to be a pilgrim, one just passing through on the way to another destination.
How can we do it properly? Thus, we should be restored in our faith as we look to the faithfulness of God.
Abram's extended family would have been his only place to go for help. The fact that they were childless at 75 when they heard the call may have made them wonder if a God who didn't wouldn't give them children up until now would do so now.
But thankfully, the Bible is written honestly, to show the faults even of the greats, like Abraham.