THEME: REWARD OF FAITH
“Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.”
-Abraham the father of faith was obedient and mature in faith. When the Lord ordered him to move from Haran to Canaan, a place where he did not know. Abram did not ask questions nor hesitate but he obeyed. God tested his faith once more where He instructed Abraham to go to mount Moriah and sacrifice his only son Isaac which again he did not hesitate but was faithful to God. The Lord provided a ram as a substitute in place of his son, and he called the place “The Lord will provide” (Genesis 22:1-19). Because of his faithfulness, God blessed Abraham mightily in the land, making him the father of a great nation and giving him many descendants like the stars and sand of the sea shore, victory to his offspring over their enemies, from whom we are blessed and have an eternal inheritance through Jesus Christ. In the same way Jesus humbled Himself and was obedient unto death on the cross, and the Lord exulted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:8-11). Obedience to God’s word matures our faith in Him. Like Abraham who was ready to sacrifice his son to God; whom he waited for, for a long time, let us also be obedient to God’s word and be faithful to Him and we shall walk in His light and obtain our eternal inheritance through Christ Jesus. Humility comes before honor let us humble ourselves before the Lord and He will lift us up.
You are the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, all glory and honor belongs to You Jesus. You are the Lion of Judah, the King of kings and Lord of lords, we magnify Your holy name in all the earth. All creation praises You in all the heavens and the earthy, for only You are worthy to be praised. We thank You Jesus for You are faithful and Your faithfulness endures forever, help us to be faithful to Your word always. Fill our hearts with the fruit of humility Holy Spirit so that we may humble ourselves before You and be obedient to all that You have You commanded us. May we decrease as You increase Jesus. Increase our faith Jesus so that we may be obedient like Abraham. Help us to love You deeply and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Give us the grace Jesus to forgive all those who have offended us and forgive our trespasses to. Thank You Jesus for Your sacrifice on the cross which gave us victory over the power of sin causing death. Thank You for giving us and all our descendants the gift of salvation. You are seated at the right hand of the throne of God the Father Jesus, all glory and honor belongs to You. You are highly exulted Jesus and at Your name, every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ You are Lord, to the glory of God the Father, forever and ever. Amen
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