ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XXIV

Gathered to His People “These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived; an hundred, threescore, and fifteen years. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XXIII

The Soul’s Answer to the Divine Summons “I WILL GO!”—GEN. 24:58. CARRY back your mind for thirty-seven centuries. The soft light of an Oriental sunset falls gently on the fertile grazing grounds watered by the broad Euphrates; and as its gloom lights up all the …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XXII

Machpelah, and its First Tenant “Give me a possession of a burying-place with you; that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”—GEN. 23:4. “And Abraham buried Sarah, his wife, in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre.”—GEN. 23:19. WHEN Abraham came …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XXI

The Greatest Trial of All “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest; and offer him for a burnt offering.”—GENESIS 22:2. SO long as men live in the world, they will turn to this story with unwaning interest. There is only one …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XX

A Quiet Resting Place “And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God: and Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’ land many days.”—GEN. 21:33, 34. WHEN a river is approaching its plunge down some mighty chasm, …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XIX

Hagar and Ishmael Cast Out “Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir … with Isaac.”—GEN. 21:10. EVEN though we were hearing this story for the first time, and did not know of the grave crisis …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XVIII

A Bit of the Old Nature “Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin?” GENESIS 20:9. FOR long years an …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XVI

Pleading for Sodom “And Abraham stood yet before the Lord; and Abraham drew near.”—GEN. 18:22, 23. AS the day wore on, Abraham’s mysterious guests went off across the hills towards Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on their way. But all three …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XV

The Divine Guest “The LORD appeared unto Abraham in the plains of Mamre.” (GEN. 18:1.) WHEN, in the course of some royal progress, a sovereign deigns to sojourn in the homestead of one of the subjects of his realm, the event becomes at once the …