Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (the son of Haran), and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and with them he set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. When they came to Haran, they settled there.
Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go out from your country, your relatives, and your father's household to the land that I will show you.
but I took your father Abraham from beyond the Euphrates and brought him into the entire land of Canaan. I made his descendants numerous; I gave him Isaac,
"You are the LORD God who chose Abram and brought him forth from Ur of the Chaldeans. You changed his name to Abraham.
Who stirs up this one from the east? Who officially commissions him for service? He hands nations over to him, and enables him to subdue kings. He makes them like dust with his sword, like windblown straw with his bow.
Look at Abraham, your father, and Sarah, who gave you birth. When I summoned him, he was a lone individual, but I blessed him and gave him numerous descendants.
So he replied, "Brothers and fathers, listen to me. The God of glory appeared to our forefather Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he settled in Haran,
The Lord appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So Abram built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants forever.
The Lord said to him, "I am the Lord who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess."
I will give the whole land of Canaan -- the land where you are now residing -- to you and your descendants after you as a permanent possession. I will be their God."
Stay in this land. Then I will be with you and will bless you, for I will give all these lands to you and to your descendants, and I will fulfill the solemn promise I made to your father Abraham.
It is not because of your righteousness, or even your inner uprightness, that you have come here to possess their land. Instead, because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out ahead of you in order to confirm the promise he made on oath to your ancestors, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
the promise he made to Abraham, the promise he made by oath to Isaac!
"'I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries; then I will bring you to your land.
Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, gained what was promised, shut the mouths of lions,
And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
Because you have obeyed me, all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants.'"
The Lord took him outside and said, "Gaze into the sky and count the stars -- if you are able to count them!" Then he said to him, "So will your descendants be."
"Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock.
Through him we have received grace and our apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of his name.
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to,
But not all have obeyed the good news, for Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?"
2 Corinthians 10:5
and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him?
1 Peter 1:22
You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart.
1 Peter 3:1
In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands. Then, even if some are disobedient to the word, they will be won over without a word by the way you live,
1 Peter 4:17
For it is time for judgment to begin, starting with the house of God. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God?
And Noah did all that God commanded him -- he did indeed.
Early in the morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young servants with him, along with his son Isaac. When he had cut the wood for the burnt offering, he started out for the place God had spoken to him about.
All this will come to pass because Abraham obeyed me and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."
But Hobab said to him, "I will not go, but I will go instead to my own land and to my kindred."
So he got up and took the child and his mother and returned to the land of Israel.
So they went and found things just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.