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Essay title: Abraham

While Abraham always finds power in his faith in God, occasionally his firm, strong faith is also a weakness that nearly hurts innocent people such as his son, Isaac.

Abraham's faith in God brings him strength when he is distressed over not having any children, and therefore, no heir. But God promises Abraham that he will have a son. "Look toward heaven, and count the stars, if you are able to count them. So shall your descendants be." (15:5). Abraham had faith in God's word even though having a child seemed impossible because of his old age. This faith gave Abraham power because he has newfound hope in what God said. Because Abraham believes God will let him have a son and he is forever faithful in God he eventually gets what he wanted- a son, Isaac.

Abraham's faith in God also gives him strength when Sarah wants Hagar and Ishmael gone. Abraham doesn't want to force his son to leave, so, not knowing what to do, he turns to God for the answer. "But God said to Abraham…whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for it is through Isaac that offspring shall be named for you." (21:12). Sending his son away was obviously a very

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