Abraham the Man of God
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Genesis 17-21 18.7.2020
Abraham the Man of God
🚼 Prompt Obedience 🚼
The covenant that God made with Abraham was the covenant of circumcision. The Lord made it clear that if Abraham was to receive God’s promises and covenant benefits, he must be God’s faithful and obedient servant.
His faith must be accompanied by the obedience that comes from faith. God changed the name Abram to Abraham meaning Father of many nations, and Sarai to Sarah meaning Mother of nations and kings. Abraham was characterized by prompt obedience. On that very day every male in Abraham’s household was circumcised with him.
Is Anything too Hard for the LORD?
Abraham had three visitors.The appeared to Abraham near his home. Both Abraham and Sarah were well advanced in age and Sarah was past the age of child bearing. But the Lord said that Sarah would have a son. All things are POSSIBLE with God and age would be no bar.
👳♂️ Man of Compassion 👳♂️
Abraham was a man of compassion. He asked God who was the God of all the earth if He would spare Gomorrah if there were 50 righteous people in it. He came down to 10 righteous people and God said He would not destroy it if 10 righteous people were found there.
🚸 Sodom & Gomorrah 🚸
The Angels sent by God told Lot to get all his loved ones into his house. But his sons-in-law pledged to marry his daughters thought Lot was joking. Then the Angels took hold of Lot his wife and two daughters and led them safely out and gave them three instructions:
DO NOT LOOK BACK; DO NOT STOP ANY WHERE; FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS. Sodom and Gomorrah were totally destroyed. Lot’s wife did not obey. Her mind was on the possessions left behind. So she looked back and became a PILLAR OF SALT. God remembered Abraham and saved Lot.
🔸 Promise keeping GOD 🔸
The Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham at the very time God had promised him. Abraham named him Isaac.
🗒️ Lessons to Learn 🗒️
- Implicit obedience to God will bring God’s blessings.
- We should run our life’s race looking unto Jesus. We should never look back to the sins of the world.
- God’s promises will never fail. Though it carries it will surely come to pass. Have faith in the promise keeping God.
Mrs Caroline Chellappa 📝