Abraham screwed up his whole life. The Bible isn’t soft on this. It includes his humanity of people so that we don’t see them as great but God as great. Abraham lied about his wife, asking her to “please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that I may live because of you.” (Genesis 12:13) He had a child with Hagar. And so on. But he did one thing right. The one thing that Abraham did right outweighed the other things that he did wrong. What did he do right? He believed God. “Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” (Galatians 3:6)
Let your testimony be that you believed God. Why? Because it is one of the most vital spiritual principles in the Bible. In the word, there are two chapters dedicated solely to one topic. I Corinthians 13 is dedicated to love. It is one of the most beautiful, poetic, wonderful chapters in the whole of human literature in all of history. And here in Hebrews chapter 11, the whole focus is on faith. This tells us one thing: love and faith are the two highest elements of our lives. Love toward people and faith toward God. They are highlighted because of their essential, valuable ingredient to a healthy life.