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Abraham’s Calling by the God of Glory, part 4…….

 The account of the God of Glory’s calling and choosing of Abraham is given to us as an example(pattern/type) and for our instruction (“admonition” is “instruction with warning”). 1Co 10:11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 1Co 10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed (Beware!) lest he fall.

( Heb 4:11 ¶ Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the same example of disobedience.)

Ro 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Those who are OF FAITH are the children (sons) of Abraham – Ga 3:7 Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.

What God promised to Abraham is the gospel! (review Tuesday’s post for what was promised) – Ga 3:8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED IN YOU.” Ro 15:8 For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers, Lu 4:43 But He (Jesus) said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.”

Abraham is the father of the faithful. – Ro 4:11 and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all who believe (present-tense “believing ones” or “those of faith”) without being circumcised, that righteousness might be reckoned to them, Ro 4:12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised.

And I just gotta’ include the account found in Hebrews:

Heb 11:1 ¶ Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Heb 11:2 For by it (faith) the men of old gained approval. Heb 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God MUST believe that He is, AND that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Heb 11:8 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. Heb 11:9 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; Heb 11:10 for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Heb 11:11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised; Heb 11:12 therefore, also, there was born of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE. Heb 11:13 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them (faith) and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. Heb 11:14 For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.

Heb 11:16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them. Heb 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac; and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; Heb 11:18 it was he to whom it was said, “IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED.” Heb 11:19 He considered that God is able to raise men even from the dead; from which he also received him back as a type.

Heb 11:39 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, Heb 11:40 because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

I must close. I feel like shouting!

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September 2, 2010 - Posted by | How I Read in Context, Learning to read - accurately, Luke and Acts/Letters to Theophilus

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