Obedience of Faith
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What command did the God
of heaven give to Abraham?
"Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and
from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew
thee. " Genesis 12:1.
Did Abraham obey this
"So Abram departed, as the
Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five
years old when he departed out of Haran." Verse 4.
Of what was Abraham's
obedience the result, or fruit?
"By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out unto a
place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing
whither he went." Hebrews 11:8, R.V.
What later command did
the Lord give to Abraham?
"And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou
lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a
burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of ."
Upon what ground were the
previous promises made to Abraham later renewed?
"And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou
hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: that in
blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the
stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed
shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of
the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice." Verses
What was it that enabled
Abraham to obey the great test?
and he that had received the
promises offered up his only begotten son." Hebrews 11: 17.
"By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered up Isaac:
Of what were the
works of Abraham an evidence?
"Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had
offered Isaac his son upon the altar?" James 2:21.
By his actions,
or works, what was shown to be perfect?
"Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith
made perfect?" Verse 22.
What is genuine
"In Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love." Galatians 5:6.
What is the
purpose of the grace of Christ?
"Through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience of
faith among all nations, for His name's sake." Romans 1:5, R.V.
What was the
effect of the Apostles' preaching upon the hearers?
"And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples
multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were
obedient to the faith." Acts 6:7.
How highly does
God regard obedience in the lives of men?
"And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and
sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better
than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams." 1 Samuel 15:22.
What example of
obedience to the will of the Father has Christ given to us?
"And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." Philippians 2:8.
At what great
cost did even He learn the lesson of obedience?
"Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things
which He suffered." Hebrews
To whom did
Christ become the author of salvation?
"And being made perfect, He became the Author of eternal salvation unto
all them that obey Him." Verse 9.
should this obedience be?
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to
the obedience of Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5.
fact did Jesus mention about the Pharisees?
"And He said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment
of God, that ye may keep your own tradition." Mark
What will be the
future of those who refuse to obey the gospel of Christ?
"And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be
revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance
on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus
Christ." 2 Thessalonians 1:7, 8.
What is the
result of faithfully obeying the truth by the enabling grace of Christ?
"Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through
the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another
with a pure heart fervently." 1 Peter 1:22.
"If ye be
willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land." Isaiah