Few characteristics in life are more important than faith. The example of Abraham, the “Father of Faith,” stands as a testimony to the influence of faith within the family (Gen. 15, 18, 22).
Abraham’s faith is exemplified in the book of Hebrews (He. 11:8-10, 17-19), and Paul uses Abraham’s faith as an example for our own faith (Ro. 4).
The key to Abraham’s faith is the fact that “…with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith…being fully assured that what God has promised, He was able also to perform” (Ro. 4:20-21).
The idea expresses an example that must be demonstrated in the home. The example of an unwavering faith points to the confidence of a father and his relationship with God, a faith that trusts without reservation. Doubt is eliminated and certainty in God’s promise is promoted.
A depth of trust is born out of faith that believes God is able to perform what He promises.
When leadership in the home is characterized by faith, we find a beautiful example that does not waver in unbelief.