Abraham

 

The narrative about Abraham in the book of Genesis and Hebrews 11 is a theme about trusting God. Every leader must, at some time in his or her life, decide whether or not to trust God. Until that moment, the leader’s faith in God will have been a convenient source of comfort and encouragement. When the test arrives, God’s demands may appear absurd. God’s test of Abraham in Genesis 22 forced Abraham to follow his own human reasoning and abandon God’s direction or to abandon his human reasoning and follow God’s direction. Such tests do not allow for compromise; Abraham had to opt for his way or God’s Way. In the narrative of Genesis and Hebrews, the wise old sage, Abraham made the decision to completely trust God; that is why Abraham is viewed as a giant of faith.