Let me ask those of you who confess to be followers of Christ a few questions. When you accepted Christ as your Savior, did you suddenly become a smarter person? Did you look in the mirror and find that you are better looking? Were you suddenly more prone to eat right and exercise every day? Was it easier to find a parking place at the football game? If we answer honestly, all of us would have to say “no – of course not!” Becoming a Christian does not mean our lives are suddenly on easy street, and everything is turning out rosy. So, what does it literally mean to walk with Christ or to walk the walk of faith? What do John 8, Romans 4, Galatians 3, Hebrews 11 and James 2 all have in common in teaching us about the walk of faith? They all present the quintessential example of the walk of faith through the story of the life of Abraham.
What is faith according to Abraham? Faith is trusting God enough to obey him. What does God want you to do? He wants you to believe the gospel enough to trust it; enough to act on it; enough to respond to it. It is not enough to believe about the gospel, my friend. It is time for you to obey the gospel. Bow the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ in repentance and faith – receive him as Lord and Savior. Have you done that? Will you do that?
An excerpt from Dr. Keathley’s sermon series entitled “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Lessons from the Life of Abraham”