What Would Abraham Do?

The Reformed Reader

This is a great resource on the life of Abraham: Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham by Iain Duguid.  In the book, Duguid does note how Abraham is, in a way, an example for us when it comes to trusting the Lord and obeying him.  But Duguid’s book isn’t a bunch of moralistic notes that talk about being like Abraham.  Here’s how he states it:

“…If Abraham is only an example for us to follow, we are of all men most to be pitied.  Who among us can live up to the standard of even a flawed hero such as Abraham?  Thankfully, our salvation as Christians rests not on our trying to do what Abraham did, but on the sacrifice of Christ on the cross in our place, whereby our sins were atoned for, the wrath of God was turned away…

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