Look to Abraham your Father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone And blessed him and increased him. Isaiah 51:2 NKJV
The bible calls Abraham the man of faith. God called Abraham His friend!
God told Abraham to leave his father’s house and go to a land the Lord would show him. Abraham obeyed God even though he did not know where the Lord would send him.
Abraham did know God would lead him and guide him to the land the Lord would give him. Abraham knew God would go before him protect him and be his rear guard.
God told Abraham, take your only son Isaac, whom you love and offer him as a burnt offering. Abraham obeyed God.
Abraham did not understand why God told him to sacrifice his son. Isaac was the son God promised Abraham in his old age. God said his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky. God told Abraham he would become a great nation.
Abraham never focused on what he did not know. Abraham focused on who he knew.
Abraham knew God is faithful. God does not lie or change His mind. Abraham knew God is sovereign. God could do what He said he would do. Abraham knew God was for Him and not against Him. He knew God is Holy and just. Abraham knew God is perfect in every way.
God never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Do you want to be called a person of faith? Do you want Jesus to call you His friend?
God wants you to have the type of faith Abraham had. The Lord will be with you wherever you go. He will go before you and be your rear guard. If you live your life in faith Jesus will call you His friend!
God is speaking to people who seek righteousness. He is speaking to people who seek the Lord. He wants us to look to the Rock from which we were hewn (Jesus). He wants us to remember the hole from which we were dug (the abyss of sin and death)!
God called Abraham a man of faith even though he sinned. God called Abraham His friend even though he did not always act like a friend. That is not an excuse to sin. It is not justification for being unfaithful. It is a reason to trust Jesus with your life today!
When you find yourself going somewhere the Lord is not leading look back to Jesus. Turn back to the Lord in your heart and mind. Remember there is an empty pit somewhere that almighty God dug you out of!
Do not focus on what you do not know. Focus on who you do know. Seek the righteousness God offers His friends through faith in Jesus Christ!
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