Wiersbe's "Be" Series on the Old Testament—Practical, devotional, and concise describes the "Be" series. Each of these mini-commentaries contains a wealth of practical insight into God's Word.
In a world filled with insecurity and uncertainty, we must learn to walk by faith, or our lives will fall apart. This applies to all of God's children, regardless of how old we are or how long we have walked with the Lord.
Living by faith means obeying God's Word in spite of feelings, circumstances or consequences. It means holding on to God's truth no matter how heavy the burden or how dark the day, knowing that He is working out His perfect plan. Be Obedient examines how Abraham and Sarah grew in faith through obedience to God.
Logos Bible Software dramatically improves the value of this resource by enabling you to find what you’re looking for with unparalleled speed and precision. Scripture passages link to your favorite translation and you can easily study it side-by-side with the other commentaries in your digital library. This makes the text more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal study.
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is Writer-in-Residence at Cornerstone College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. He has pastored three churches, including the Moody Church in Chicago, and served as General Director and Bible teacher for Back to the Bible Broadcast.
“We are not saved by making promises to God; we are saved by believing God’s promises to us.” (Page 14)
“Faith does not demand explanations; faith rests on promises.” (Page 110)
“Learn to distinguish between trials and temptations. Temptations come from our desires within us (James 1:12–16) while trials come from the Lord who has a special purpose to fulfill. Temptations are used by the devil to bring out the worst in us, but trials are used by the Holy Spirit to bring out the best in us (1:1–6). Temptations seem logical while trials seem very unreasonable. Why would God give Abraham a son and then ask Abraham to kill him?” (Page 109)
“Our faith is not really tested until God asks us to bear what seems unbearable, do what seems unreasonable, and expect what seems impossible. Whether you look at Joseph in prison, Moses and Israel at the Red Sea, David in the cave, or Jesus at Calvary, the lesson is the same: We live by promises, not by explanations.” (Pages 109–110)
“The life of faith demands total separation from what is evil and total devotion to what is holy (2 Cor. 6:14–7:1)” (Page 16)