May 6th, 1961 "Growing in Faith" Late Mr. N. Daniel
Genesis 22:3, "And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him."
I simply wonder at the tremendous faith Abraham exhibits. It took 50 years for Abraham to grow to this level of faith. As a person develops in faith, one has to take several steps. Faith may begin, but it will take time to develop. The first step Abraham had to take was to leave his own people and their gods. At conversion, the step we took seemed a big step then. For young people, it means giving up relatives, and worldly pleasures. It is a great step and God values it. If you are always thinking of your sacrifice you will not develop.
When I gave up my job and obeyed God to come into this work, God told me not
to think of what I had done but what I have to do in the future, and to watch
and pray. After leaving his country and people, Abraham had to take many other
steps. God gave him a promise, "I will bless them that bless you and curse
them that curse you." Soon after that, a famine arose and he went down to
God gives you many blessings because you have given up all to follow Him.
Abraham got himself into a disgraceful situation by going to
Abraham missed God’s will in another matter. He brought a maid servant from
We must grow steadily, God’s call may come suddenly. We must be prepared. The work He gives you may be risky for your life. If you faithfully follow God even with your mistakes, God will give you promotions in faith. I am sorry to say that at certain times I was not prepared for the commands of God. May you never be so! You must make use of every opportunity to grow in faith. Then God will give you a wonderful training. God said Abraham would be a blessing to the whole world.