Because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept my charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws. Genesis 26:5 NKJV
The Lord appeared to Isaac. God led Isaac in the way he should go. The Lord told Isaac not to go down into Egypt but to live in the land God would show him.
God told Isaac, “Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”
God is fulfilling His promise to bless Abraham by blessing his son Isaac!
Can one person set an example of Godliness for generations of his or her descendants to follow? Can one person make a difference in the lives of billions of people? Abraham did!
The Lord promised to bless Abraham because Abraham believed the things God said to Him. God blessed Abraham because he had the faith to obey His commands.
If we live our lives by faith in God we can set an example for generations of our children to follow!
When God appeared to Isaac and told him not to go into Egypt Isaac obeyed the Lord. Isaac obeyed God’s voice just as Abraham did. God did not just bless Isaac because of Abraham’s faithfulness. God blessed Isaac because of his personal obedience to God.
Abraham and Isaac made mistakes. They were not perfect. The sinned, failed and made mistakes. God credited them with righteousness through their faith in Him!
We make mistakes. We sin. We fail to live up to the holy standards of a righteous God. God credits us with righteousness through our faith in Jesus!
God holds our children accountable for the decisions they make. We cannot save our children. We cannot live for them. We can set an example of godliness and faith for them to follow. We can pray for them!
Jesus saved us. He delivered us from meaningless lives lived out in separation from God. He brought us into the promised land of faith in Him. Jesus will be faithful to do the same in the lives of our children!
All people who call on the name of Jesus will be saved. Trust God with the lives of your children. Trust Him with your life today and every day!
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