Tag: Abraham

There are so many subjects, situations, and lessons that we can gather from the book of Genesis. In the closing chapters of the book, here are some things that stood out to me. The family situations from Abraham on down to Joseph were complicated at best. Sometimes in our aerial view of these people in the book of Genesis, we have a tendency to think that there was perfect faith and obedience while serving God. However, when we look at…

Through Abraham, God promised that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky and through them, all nations would be blessed. When I think of Abraham, I am typically thinking of a man in perfect reverence towards God who completely obeyed Him in everything and therefore God kept His promise to him. But as we read the account of his life in the book of Genesis, we can see that Abraham was not nearly as perfect…

Today is for those who are in charge over other people. What kind of boss are you? What do your employees think about you? If you are a follower of God, do they see the wonderful, merciful, kind God that you serve? Abraham was getting old in age and he was worried about his son, Isaac, marrying a woman among the Canaanites and the influence that would have on Isaac’s relationship with God. So he summoned his oldest servant in…

Only the paganistic cultures would sacrifice their children to their god, yet here is the God of heaven asking Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to Him on a mountain. God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son finally came through. Although there were some times of doubt and even though they sinned against God in having a son through Sarah’s servant, God still came through with His promise. Isaac might have come sooner if they…

After leaving Abraham, the angels of the Lord went to Sodom to see first hand, the outcry of their sin against the Lord. At first thought you would ask yourself, “Can’t they see without going there? Why do they have to show up to see?” This is our humanistic point of view. Most of the time, we don’t see all the motivations of the Lord. The Lord knew that Abraham’s brother, Lot, resided in Sodom and that he loved his…

Where was that great faith of Abraham (Abram) when he feared that Pharaoh, king of Egypt, would kill him for his wife, Sarai, so he lied to him and told Pharaoh that she was his sister? He even gained flocks, herds, and servants as a result. Wasn’t he following God’s leading? Why doesn’t the book of Hebrews name his failings, but instead lists how great his faith was? When we are following God, sometimes we get off-track for a bit…