Tag: Sarah

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…

“And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.” -Hebrews 11:11 Say what? This same Sarah that decided upon herself that since she was barren, her husband should sleep with her servant and have a child with her? That this child would be the one that the Lord promised? Two points here to see: Sometimes it is hard to trust in the Lord completely…

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…