Abraham Believed the Promise of God
After the birth of Ishmael, God appeared to Abraham again. God promised that Abraham’s wife, Sarah, would also have a son. That was a surprising promise. Sarah was very old. In fact, she was nearly 90 years old!
Yet Abraham believed God.
God loved Abraham because he believed God’s promise. This is very important. The Bible says, “Abraham believed God and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous1” (Romans 4:3). Sometimes Abraham did not believe very strongly. But he tried to believe that his old wife Sarah could still have a boy.
Because Abraham believed, God said that he was a good man. Abraham was saved from sin by believing in God and his promise. We are saved in the same way.