Back in the early 70’s, I learned CPR while training to be a medic in the army. Over forty years have passed since then and not one time have I had the opportunity to put my CPR skills to practice. So let me ask you a question. If you were dying and in need of CPR, would you rather have me do it or a medic with Acadian Ambulance who has been using his skills for years? Obviously, you would want the tested and proven medic doing it, and not me.
God uses people of faith to do His greatest work on this earth-those Christians whose faith has been tested and proven true. As we will see in today’s text, Abraham was a man whose faith was severely tested and found true. And for that reason he became the father of faith, and God was able to use him in a mighty way as a witness of godly faith throughout the centuries.