What is the nature of faith and how does it relate to the phrase "faith alone?"
Last time, we reflected on the unfortunate events in the life of Abram, recorded for us in Genesis 16. Following the suggestion of his wife, Sarai, Abram takes Sarai’s handmaiden, Hagar, as his second wife. She conceives a son by him, Ishmael, as he is later named. Because of this blessing, Hagar become condescending toward her barren mistress. In retaliation, and unrestrained by her husband, Sarai treats Hagar very harshly. Hagar eventually runs away. But God…