This week we are going to begin reading about Abraham. Abraham was one of the most important figures in all of history, but he was also a sinful human being who, like you and me, regularly stumbled and occasionally blew it completely. The account of Abraham is the perfect example of grace because, despite Abraham’s failings, God still worked through him. God chose to create a nation through Abraham and to have the Savior come through his offspring, not because of Abraham’s amazing qualities but because of God’s undeserved love.
Abraham’s story also teaches us many things about the Christian life. It shows us that because this is a sinful world, there will always be trials and even the most faithful believer will have tragedy and problems, but our faithful God is with us even in the middle of those problems and He will bring us through. He is a God who always, despite our failures, keeps His promises.