In Genesis, with the life of Abraham, we have a big shift, where God moves from working with all of humanity to a focus on ONE man, who will become the founder of the Jewish nation. Ultimately three major religions in our world today claim him as their founder: the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions. As such, he is held in great veneration by all and in Christianity referred to as one of the first “heroes of the faith.”
And though we do want to honor him, we also need to clarify that description of him and here is why—In reality, there is only ONE true hero of the faith throughout the Bible
And it isn’t any human.
The only true hero of the faith in the Bible is our Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
It is so important that we understand this so that our admiration and praise is in the right place—directed to our God and not inappropriately to any human.
How this worked out in Abraham’s life and its application to us is what our lesson today is about.
Below is a copy of the notes, questions, and a map of the key locations in Abraham’s life plus links to the podcast, video, and audiogram, the text and sound only goof for viewing on your phone: