So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.

READING: Hebrews 11: 1–8

This connection between faith and obedience is so important that I feel we  should spend a few more days exploring it.  

I have heard some people say that if God appeared to them the way he  appeared to Abram, they would not have a problem believing and obeying  Him. But how realistic is this? And just how did God speak to Abram? Surely  in not too different a way in which God speaks to you and I today.  

No, our persistent unbelief and disobedience is not based on this objection  but rather, is underscored by our not knowing God for who He is. And  because of this, many of us have a basic mistrust of God. What reasons do  you come up with for not obeying God in the things He commands you  to do? Do you realize that your obedience is in direct proportion to your  faith? If you really believe God to be good and trustworthy, you’ll have fewer  problems obeying Him, even when it looks like obedience is going to cost  you greatly.  


Jesus, how can I call you Lord unless I am utterly convinced that to  obey You is the purpose of my life. Help me to trust you more; to  know your goodness and holiness in a way that releases me to obey.