Thoughts From Genesis 15 and 16

7 Jan 2021

Yesterdays Old Testament Challenge was Genesis chapters 15 and 16. Chapter 15 begins with a vision from God to Abraham. God tells Abraham, “Do not be afraid, for I will protect you and your reward will be great.” Abrahams reply is in verse 2, “Lord, what good is all your blessings when I don’t even have a son?” I’m thinking that Abraham had on his mind the promises that God made 8him when he left for Canaan. You can refresh your memory by reading Genesis chapter 12 verses 2 and 3. Abraham then asks God ” How can I be sure that I will possess ths land. God answers with the 400 year prophecy. I will not elaborate on that, I will make another post about it. I think one thing we can learn here is that, it is ok to ask God questions when you don’t fully understand what He is doing in your life. Chapter 16 can relate to many of us. God made a promise that Abraham would have a son, But Sarah, Abraham’s wife could not wait. She gave Abraham her servant, Hagar, to have a child and gives Abraham a son, that he named Ishmael. How can that relate to us? Sometimes we just don’t understand God’s timing. We want it now, but says it’s not the time yet and we try it on our own. Folks, that is not having faith in God! I think the best lesson from today’s reading is “Let God be God.”

Well, that’s my thoughts on yesterday’s reading. If you have any comments, questions, or insights please feel free to reply. I’ll leave you with the words of Luke “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

Author: Bobby Robinson, Jr

Biblical perspective on Life, Society, Culture, Politics, and Religion!

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