MAY 24, Hebrews 11:8,17
Abraham was a very wealthy man who lived in place called Ur of the Chaldees. One day God instructed Abraham to leave his dwelling. Many of us know from our Sunday School lessons that he did exactly that. Was an easy decision? No it was not. For him to leave that place was to leave behind opportunities to make himself richer. He also had to uproot himself from familiar and comfortable surroundings. You may have heard of people migrating from Singapore to other countries or vice-versa. Why do people migrate? Because they hope that the new place they go to, will be a better place. For Abraham he was not certain that the place he was going to would be a better place. However, by faith, he obeyed God. God led Abraham to Canaan and promised him that he would be the father of a great nation.
The second great test of faith Abraham passed was when God told him to kill his beloved son, Isaac. God wanted to see how much faith Abraham had in Him! And you know what? Abraham proved himself faithful. He attempted to kill Isaac but the Lord stopped him. To be faithful in big things, one must first learn to be faithful in small things. Are you faithful in small things? These could include reading your bible daily, praying for a non-Christian friend, or simply committing to God any family problems you have.
There are many other heroes of faith in the Bible. See whether you can find them in the crossword below! Shade the names of the heroes of faith.
Thought: May I start being faithful in small things.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, although I am but a child, teach me to stay faithful in the small things I do. This I pray in Jesus’ name – Amen.