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Obedience of Faith
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 show thee." Genesis 12:1.
Did Abraham obey
"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." Genesis 12:4.
Of what was
Abraham's obedience the result, or fruit?
"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a
place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he
went out, not knowing whither he went." Hebrews 11:8.
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." Genesis 22:2.
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." Genesis 22:16-18.
What was it that
enabled Abraham to obey the great test?
"By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac:
and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten
son." Hebrews 11:17.
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.
actions, or works, what was shown to be perfect?
"Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was
faith made perfect?" James 2:22.
"For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love." Galatians
the purpose of the grace of Christ?
"By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience
to the faith among all nations, for his name:" Romans 1:5.
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.
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.
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
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 5:8.
did Christ become the author of salvation?
"And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal
salvation unto all them that obey him." Hebrews 5:9.
complete 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.
important 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."
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.
the result of faithfully obeying the truth by the enabling grace of
"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.
be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land."