Each of us, like Abram, will experience challenges to our faith along life’s journey. The first challenge Abram faced was that of success. Upon military victory, he still pursued God in the midst of victory by his generosity towards Melchizedek and his response to the King of Sodom. Second, Abram faced the challenge of fear, as he was caught in the gap of knowing God’s promises but not yet seeing them come to reality. Third, Abram faced the challenge of doubt that God would actually give him the land. To prove his faithfulness, God again made a covenant with Abram, this time in the powerful and binding ceremony of walking between animal sacrifices. Abram shows us that doubt is not sinful, but that when we doubt we need to bring those doubts to God.

Genesis 14:17–15:21