Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Fear not, Abram! I am your shield and the one who will reward you in great abundance."
Abraham and Sarah were old and advancing in years; Sarah had long since passed menopause.)
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,
What then shall we say that Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh, has discovered regarding this matter?
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.
After Lot had departed, the Lord said to Abram, "Look from the place where you stand to the north, south, east, and west.
But look, the word of the Lord came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but instead a son who comes from your own body will be your heir."
I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the strongholds of their enemies.
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years, and the Lord had blessed him in everything.
"You are the LORD God who chose Abram and brought him forth from Ur of the Chaldeans. You changed his name to Abraham.
"Son of man, the ones living in these ruins in the land of Israel are saying, 'Abraham was only one man, yet he possessed the land, but we are many; surely the land has been given to us for a possession.'
So then those who believe are blessed along with Abraham the believer.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place he would later receive as an inheritance, and he went out without understanding where he was going.