10 Interesting Facts About Abraham In The Bible
Abraham was a great leader, prophet, friend and a man of God. He is one of the most important people in the Bible. In fact, Jesus Christ is his descendent. Here are some interesting facts about Abraham:
Abraham was a great leader.
Abraham was a great leader of his people. He led them out of Ur, and he led them to Canaan. Abraham was also a great leader of his family. When God told him to sacrifice Isaac, he did so without question or hesitation—he simply obeyed the Lord’s command.
When it comes to our faith in God today, we can learn from Abraham’s example as well: when you know what it means for something to be true (or real), then you must trust that it is so regardless of what others may say about it or about you for believing those things!
Abraham was a prophet of God.
Abraham was the first prophet of the Bible. He was also a prominent figure in the Old Testament, and he is venerated as one of the three great patriarchs of Judaism and Christianity.
Abraham was the first prophet to receive revelation from God—meaning, he was chosen by God (who is known as Jehovah) to communicate His message to others. This means that Abraham wasn’t just a regular guy; he had a special role in history because he carried out God’s will on Earth!
Abraham was the friend of God.
Abraham was the friend of God.
This statement is one of the first things we learn about Abraham in Genesis: “The LORD had said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.’ So Abram left, as the LORD had told him.” (Genesis 12:1). Later in Genesis 15, God calls out to Abraham again: “After this,” the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land from Mesopotamia [modern Iraq] all the way to Egypt.” (Genesis 15:18). And finally in Genesis 22:15-17 we read that “after these things” God appeared to him again when he was sitting at his tent door near Bethel on Mount Moriah where he used to worship other gods. God spoke to him and said: “I am now going back onto Mount Moriah where I will establish my covenant between me and you.”
Abraham was a generous and kind hearted person.
Abraham was a generous and kind hearted person. He was willing to help others, even when it meant giving up his own comfort or time. For example, when Abraham learned that Lot had been captured by the kings who were raiding Sodom and Gomorrah (two cities in the area), he decided to go rescue his nephew even though rescuing him meant going against his father’s wishes. When Abraham arrived at Sodom, he spoke with the king of Sodom who asked if Isaac might become a sacrifice on their behalf (Genesis 20:7). At first, Abraham refused but then agreed because God told him to do it (Genesis 22:2-10).
Abraham obeyed whatever God commanded him to do.
A quick look at the life of Abraham reveals a man who was willing to obey whatever God commanded him to do. He left his home and went to Canaan when God asked him to (Genesis 12:1-3). He never questioned the commands of God, even when they seemed unreasonable or ridiculous (Genesis 22:1-14). There are numerous other examples from the book of Genesis where Abraham demonstrated his willingness to obey God’s commands, even if it meant sacrificing his own son or giving up everything he owned for His sake.
Abraham left his home and went to Canaan when God asked him to.
It’s not easy to leave your home, especially when you’re moving to a new place that you don’t know very well. But God asked Abraham to do just that—to leave his home and go somewhere new. And Abraham did it! He left Haran and went with Sarah to Canaan (Genesis 12:1-2).
Abraham was a priest, a prophet, and a king.
Abraham was a priest, a prophet and a king. He was able to be these things because he was given them by God, who granted Abraham all three positions in order for him to become the father of many nations as well as serve as an example for generations after him.
Abraham’s position as both priest and prophet were founded on his relationship with God, which began when he left his homeland at the age of 75. When God asked Abraham to leave Ur Kasdim (an ancient city where many of Abraham’s ancestors had lived), he responded by saying: “I will go wherever you send me.” In this way, we see that Abraham would do whatever it took to further what God wanted him to do — which is why he eventually became king over many different tribes during his lifetime!
Abraham prayed for others even at the risk of his own life.
In the Bible, Abraham prayed for the safety of others that he loved. He did this even when it put him at risk. For example, Abraham’s nephew Lot was captured by the invading army of King Chedorlaomer. The king threatened to kill all men in Sodom if they didn’t submit to his rule. But Abraham pleaded with God on behalf of his uncle and even gave up a tenth of all his possessions—money and livestock—to buy back Lot (Genesis 14:22-24).
Another time, Sarah was taken by Abimelech after he tricked her into thinking she was safe and allowed them both to drink water from the same well (Genesis 20:2-7). Although Abraham had been warned in advance not to stay in that land any longer than necessary (Genesis 20:18), he prayed for her safety regardless. And after she returned home safely from being kidnapped by Abimelech, Sarah asked him why he risked his life for someone else’s wife?
You can learn some lessons from the way he lived his life
Abraham was a great leader and friend of God. He obeyed whatever God commanded him to do and he was full of love, generosity and kindness. The Bible tells us that Abraham was a prophet of God who lived by faith.
The story of Abraham is one that can teach us many lessons on how we should live our lives today.
We hope that you have enjoyed learning about the life of Abraham. He was kind, generous, and loyal to his God. We can learn many lessons from the way he lived his life.