Abraham the Friend of God
What did Abraham find in the Covenant that God made with him? He saw that the circumstances of life were no longer his responsibility. God was now responsible for every aspect of his life.
Abraham always waited for the Lordís instruction before acting -- except in the case of Hagar. In that case -- Abraham listened to his wife just as Adam did -- but Godís word to Abraham was the foundation of his life. Abraham was no longer his own lord. He had forsaken self-rule and surrendered to Christís Lordship over him.