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Why did Abraham ask for advice regarding fulfilling God’s commandment? When Abraham approach his friends Aner and Eshkol, telling them that God commanded him to circumcise himself, they counseled him against it. They told him he that he was too old for such a surgery. Then Abraham went to his friend Mamrei and asked him... Read more »

Abraham tried to influence others to believe in God and live a moral life. But he knew that in order to influence people, they have to be able to relate to you.

Cave of the Patriarchs

You, too, can have a strong influence among those around you, and in fact, the less you compromise on your own principles, the more influence you will have!