Genesis 21:22-22:24

  1. (22.) In what ways was the command of verse 2 a most severe test of Abraham’s faith I God?
    Note the significance of the comment in Heb. 11:17, 18.
    From where did Abraham expect to get, and where did he expect to find, the answer to the questions that he could not answer?
    How did his faith express itself? Cf. Jas. 2:20-24.
  2. (21:22-34.) What was it about Abraham that made Abimelech believe that a covenant between them that would be kept was a serious possibility?
    Do we seek similar evidences in our lives that will make other trust us and reverence our God? Cf. Matt. 5:16; 1 Pet. 2:12.

Genesis 23

  1. What features in Abraham’s character does the story of this chapter bring out?
    With verse 4 cf. Heb. 11:9, 10, 13-16.
    What can we learn from his example concerning the right way to face both life and death?
  2. What is Sarah’s character as shown in Genesis? Cf. Heb. 11:11; 1 Pet. 3:5, 6.
    How many wives today become what the Bible calls’ her daughters’?