How to have a strong faith III
God's Word for today we will see a great example to build, and our faith.
1 – One day our God appeared to Abraham and said;
Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show you. I will make thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing. And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him who curses you; and in thee shall be blessed all the families of the earth. – Genesis 12: 1 to 3
The Lord God said He would do the seed of Abraham a great nation. When God made this promise Abraham was seventy-five years old.
2 – Later the Lord appeared to Abraham and Sarah. He promised to give a child for the couple.
Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return unto thee according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. – Genesis 18:14
3 – After twenty-five years of the initial promise God fulfilled the promise and gave Abraham and Sarah's son so desired. Isaac, the "son of joy." The son of promise. At that time Abraham was a hundred years old and Sarah ninety.
And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said; and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had told him. And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. – Genesis 21: 1 to 3
4 – One day the Lord decided to put Abraham's faith to the test, and asked him to take his son Isaac to Mount Moriah where the boy would be offered in sacrifice to the Lord.
When Abraham heard this from God he did not question, he was not complaining or murmuring. Soon he prepared all that was necessary for the trip and put on the road. When Abraham approached the site of the sacrifice he spoke to employees who were with him:
Then he said to his servants: – Stay here with the donkey. I and the boy let over there to worship God. In a little while we went back. – Genesis 22: 5
5 – What if this situation was happening to me or to you? What we would do so before this great ordeal of having to sacrifice his son. A son so loved. The son of God's promise. Did we would be desperate? Will we murmur against God saying, why me Lord? Why my son loved the Lord?
But Abraham was all different. Abraham was not desperate and not murmured. Abraham only trusted. So Abraham is called the "Father of Faith" and "friend of God." Abraham did not hesitate because he had in his heart the mark of God's promise. The faith that Abraham had in the Lord was so great that at any time he doubted that the Lord did not fulfill the ancient promise to make his descendants a great nation. So Abraham said:
I and the boy let over there to worship God. In a little while we went back. – Genesis 22: 5
"I and the boy will return." Abraham had in his heart that assurance, I and my son Isaac will worship God, and my boy will not be sacrificed there in the mount because of it the Lord promised to make a great nation. Abraham did not doubt that. He knew that the Lord is faithful, and He never fails to fulfill His Word in the lives of all those who put Him all confidence, faith, hope and love.
A big hug and be with God.
Edilson Rodrigues Silva