I. Continuation of sin
And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing livin asv g, as I have done.
Genesis 8:21 KJV
Individually (Ham) Gen 9:21-22
Corporately- Tower of Babel (Gen 11)
II. Call to Abraham Gen. 12:1-4
Great nation-did not mention through his son,
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.
Hebrews 11:8 KJV
ACT IN FAITH
III. Covenant with God
And he believed in the Lord ; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Genesis 15:6 KJV
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Romans 4:20-22 KJV
IV. Covenant Community
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Galatians 3:7-9 KJV
Call to trust God
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 KJV
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord , I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3:17-18 KJV
2. Call to act on faith
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
James 2:19 KJV
Faith that does not change your life, faith that does not move you to step out in faith is dead, it is useless, it is not righteous and God does not want anything to do with it. But if faith is true, if you and I are totally convinced in the promises of God, then it will show itself in our lives. It is faith that made Noah obey God and build the ark. It is faith that made Abraham leave his homeland and in Chapter 22 offer Isaac as a sacrifice. It is faith that made Moses refuse the power of Egypt. It is faith that made King David praise God even in the midst of being attacked and maligned. It is faith that made Habakkuk praise God even though the fig tree would not blossom.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Romans 8:18 KJV
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Galatians 3:7 KJV