What I find so very encouraging about the study of the life of Abram is that I see so much similarity to my own life. I see the journey of faith God is leading me on. I see the progression of events, circumstances, and trials in my life that have resulted in my faith growing stronger and deeper with every passing day.
I see in my own life, the ups and downs, the successes and failures. As I look at Abram’s life, I see the same. We have seen in the life of Abram both great statements of faith and failures as faith entered crisis mode.
We have seen worship, repentance, love, forgiveness, and restoration. We have seen God remain faithful and true and provide assurance of His love and promises after both times of crisis and success.
We look to Abram as a giant in the faith and we think we can never be like him, have a faith like his, or reach his level of spiritual strength and maturity. And yet, when you consider the parallel’s between his life and ours, we are reminded that Abram was man, a human just like us who God had to work with, sanctify, purify, and make holy. If God can do it with Him, He can do it with us.
Does this give hope? For me it does.