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20. A More Desirable Obedience (Hebrews 11:17-31)

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 We often consider the results when we’re asked to do something—and that includes what God asks of us. But what if obeying God is risky? What if the predictable results don’t look favorable? What if God asks us to do something that simply doesn’t make sense? Would you still obey? It’s called “uncalculated obedience,” and Abraham demonstrated it when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar. Confidence, determination, and resolve are required to faithfully obey even when the consequences look grim or catastrophic or embarrassing or uncertain. According to Martin Luther King, Jr., “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Are you willing to take the first step?


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