Adventures with Abraham

By Kurt Selles

June 29, 2023

Faith is a foundational theme throughout the Bible. The author of Hebrews defines faith as “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). Paul provides a basis for why we should not boast: “it is by grace [we] have been saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8, emphasis added). And Jesus instructs his followers that if our faith is even as small “as a mustard seed” we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20).

One of the best examples of faith in Scripture is Abraham. In Romans 4:11 we read that Abraham “is the father of all who believe” because he lived by faith in God. This month we will journey alongside Abraham as he learns how to walk by faith rather than by sight. We will learn that we are all created to follow the Lord on the great adventure of faith.

This month’s author, Daniel Jongsma, serves as an interim pastor in Fulton, Illinois. He has pastored congregations in Elmhurst and Fulton, Illinois; in Dearborn, Michigan; and in Nashville, Tennessee. Dan also served as a church planter in the Chicago area. He and his wife, Gloria, have three daughters and four grandchildren.

As you read the Today devotions this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!

Begin with day one of Adventures with Abraham here or download the full PDF.

About the author — Kurt Selles

Kurt Selles is the director of ReFrame Ministries and serves as the Executive Editor of Today. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to ReFrame, he served 19 years in Taiwan and China with CRC World Missions. Kurt later taught missions at Beeson Divinity School, where he also acted as the director of the school’s Global Center. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, reside in Grand Rapids and have three adult children.

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