Who was Abraham in the Bible?
Here's the answer:
Abraham was a man who faithfully obeyed God. Through Abraham, an entire nation came into being.
Abraham was called God’s friend in the Bible (James 2:23). While we don’t know much about Abraham’s life when he was a kid, we know a lot about his later life. When we first see Abraham in the Bible, he is 75 years old. Abraham is told to leave his country, his people, and his family to go to the place God has planned for him (Genesis 12:1-3).
God gives Abraham three promises—land, blessings, and that he would be the father of a great nation. Abraham obeyed God’s command to leave his country, people, and family. In fact, this is what makes Abraham a special person in the Bible. He continually obeys God—no matter what. This shows us how much Abraham trusted and loved God.
God tests Abraham and tells him to offer his son Isaac. This would have been really hard for Abraham, because he and his wife, Sarah, had long waited for a child. Despite this, Abraham obeys and God stops him right before he offers his son. This demonstrated Abraham’s obedience and faith in God. While Abraham messed up just like us, he chose to continue to obey God and trust Him. We should do the same and trust God always.
"The LORD had said to Abram, 'Go from your country, your people and your father’s family. Go to the land I will show you'" (Genesis 12:1).
"Abram believed the LORD. The LORD was pleased with Abram because he believed. So Abram’s faith made him right with the LORD" (Genesis 15:6).
"Abraham had faith. So he obeyed God. God called him to go to a place he would later receive as his own. So he went. He did it even though he didn’t know where he was going" (Hebrews 11:8).