Rev Cheong Yew Kwong
August 2, 2020
The Faith of Abraham – Three Phases (Part 2)
Abraham was a man of faith and was faithful to preserve God’s covenant with him. God told him that He would give him the land of Canaan, and it was for his descendants, and the Seed that was to come. To preserve his covenant with God, he refused to allow Isaac, his son, to marry a Canaanite woman, because the Canaanites were gross idol worshippers, degenerating into great wickedness.
Abraham was faithful not to change God’s Word. He did not allow his chief servant to bring his son back to Haran if in case, the woman would not want to come back with the chief servant to the land of Canaan.
Faith comes by hearing the Word spoken to us by God. We develop faithfulness in the little things by being faithful to what God entrusts us. Endurance and perseverance to stay committed, for the long haul is being built up, even when we don’t feel excited anymore about doing what God tells us to do. How excited was Jesus when He was about to go to the cross?
It is by faith that it might be by grace that we be faithful. We have to have faith, then we will have His grace to be faithful.
To develop and grow in faith, we have to stay faithful in each phase of our lives. We can identify the three phases of Abraham’s faith walk:
Phase One – Faith & Faithfulness to Walk
Phase Two – Faith for the Impossible
Phase Three – The Sacrificial and Resurrection Faith