“By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8
Genesis 12:1 reads, “Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.” Historically, Abraham originally received the call to leave his hometown and his family and go to the place where God would show him, when he was living in Ur of the Babylonians. From there he would travel with his father, Terah, his nephew Lot, and his wife, Sarah to Haran where God would reiterate that call, and then, down to Canaan, the land of promise where God would establish a land, a seed (in Christ), and a people. There, at Abraham’s point of arrival, he would be the father of the Jewish nation and God’s promise to him would be fulfilled in all the children of God through Christ that were to come!
But the master key that unlocks Abraham’s faith in God’s not only directing him along the way, but also empower his life with joy, peace, and adventure is what the Hebrew writes expresses in Chapter Eleven, verse 8, “…and he(Abraham) went out, not knowing where he was going.” Can you imagine that-to start each new day as a Christian with this kind of trust in God! Letting Him direct you completely! Praise God for Abraham’s example of spontaneous faith! Likewise, may you be refreshed in God like Adventurous Abraham! Pastor Louie