Faith & the Burden of the Doing

{CB2 and work on this later}

“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance,obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” ~ Hebrews 11:8

~ Abraham is called the father of faith – and rightly so. There are many reasons for this. The above is one of them.

W.R.T. Hebrews 11:8, I just want to point out something.

Speaking in terms of the world of experience (i.e. phenomenologically).

There is faith where the burden of the doing falls upon God. We ask God to do something.  So for example, we may ask God to heal someone. Or we may ask God for travel mercies as we go on some long trip across the country.  And so on.

On the other hand there are those times when faith is where the burden of the doing falls upon us – not upon God.  (Again I am speaking in terms of the world of our everyday experience. I am not speaking on some deep metaphysical level.) I think that what Hebrews 11:8 shows us one instance where God asks us to do something. Here God asks Abraham to do something – to go somewhere.