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Abraham's Childlike Faith

Updated on June 2, 2011

The Childlike Faith of Abraham

Abraham believed the Lord and He credited it to him as righteousness.(Genesis 15:6)

God calls Abraham his "friend". There is indeed a very deep and strong friendship between God and Abraham. What made Abraham God's friend? If there is one thing in Abraham which pleases God most, it is Abraham's childlike faith.

During one night, when the Lord took Abraham outside his house and shew him the great numbers of stars in the heavens and told Abraham that his descendants will be as numerous as those stars, the Lord was greatly pleased when Abraham believed and credited it to him as righteousness. I may say, to be a friend of God, you must first posssess a childlike faith as Abraham has.

What is a childlike faith ? A childlike faith is trusting God without reservations. It is a complete belief in God without wavering nor doubting, with complete confidence upon God's power and capability to fulfill His promises. It is complete, unwavering confidence upon God's faithfulness. It also requires a complete dependence upon God. A child believes everything his father promises without wavering. A child is also completely dependent upon is father.

Abraham possesses childlike faith, that is why he is very special to God. For Abraham, God is faithful to keep His promises to him. Abraham died without receiving what God had promised him, but he saw it all from a distance and welcomed the promises of God. He lived as a pilgrim in the world, though possessing so much but he was completely detouched from all his earthly possessions. That is why he lived only in tents, not setting permanently on any place on earth. For Abraham is looking forward to a better place, a heavenly homeland, whose architect and builder is GOD


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      david 9 years ago

      Thank you for this hub, Cristina. It is hard to have childlike faith in God but I need to take steps of faith to strengthen my faith

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Wehzo.

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      Wehzo 9 years ago

      Very good hub Cristina327. You and I are on the same page this week. I just published a hub about Abraham today. Of course, I agree with you when you speak of childlike faith. Abraham certainly displayed that, as we all should.

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      In The Doghouse 9 years ago from California


      Thank you for you thoughts on the great prophet Abraham. I too believe that he started on his journey with the childlike faith that you speak of, but as he "walked with God" his faith grew and developed into the assurance that is needed to "know all things." I love the prophet Abraham, he is such an example of faith, and obedience, both are required to continue on that important journey with God.

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Thank you Patrick for taking time to visit this hub.

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Thank you Rodney and Wbisbill for appreciating this hub.

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      Wbisbill 9 years ago from Tennessee USA

      Thanks for this beautiful hub on faith:

      Rom 4:13 Abraham and his family received a promise. God promised that Abraham would receive the world. It would not come to him because he obeyed the law. It would come because of his faith, which made him right with God.

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      Patrick Teng 9 years ago

      I am going to have childlike faith like Abraham, I should

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      rodney southern 9 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Very nicely done. I loved this!