GOD'S FAITHFUL STORY
Long after Abraham died, he became the father of the nation of Israel through his son, Isaac. Ishmael became the father of the Arab nations, and they are mostly following the teaching of Mohammad, the Islam. Both the Jews and the Muslims revere Abraham because both believed that they came from the descendants of Abraham. But the most important descendant of Abraham is our Lord Jesus Christ. God fulfilled His promise to Abraham that he would be a blessing to all the families of the earth. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, He saved the world from sin and reconciled sinners like us to Himself through faith in Him. Since Abraham believed in God when he left his country and relatives and went to the place that God would show him, he became the father to those who believe in God. Romans 4:16 says, "So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham's. For Abraham is the father of all who believe."
When we examined the life of Abraham, we realized that he was not a perfect person. He doubted God and lied. But since God is faithful to His promise, He protected, cared for, and provided for Abraham. Everything that happened to Abraham is the story of God's faithfulness in Abraham's life because he believed. If Abraham had been relying on his good works and wisdom in his relationship with God, he would never be able to make it. But since he believed in God, no matter what happened, God would be with him.
In the same manner, God is faithful to all His promise in our lives. No matter what happens on this earth, we are all secure in Him because we believe in Him. God already knows that we will fail and sin, but there is nothing that we have done that he cannot forgive. His death on the cross is sufficient to cover all our sins. As we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful to forgive. And when we are doubting, God will not give up on us, but He will carry us through until our belief in Him is strengthened again. When we get to heaven, we will see the complete story of God in us, and we will ultimately realize the incredible faithfulness of God in our lives and how much He loves each one of us.
Ask yourself these questions: What comes to my mind when I think of God's faithfulness to Abraham? Do I believe in the faithfulness of God in my life? How should I feel knowing that God is faithful in my life?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in heaven, thank you that you are a faithful God. Thank you that even when I doubt your goodness in my life, you remain faithful to me. Thank you that even when I fail or sin against you, you have never forsaken nor left me, but you have graciously forgiven me. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.