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god promise Abraham
god promise Abraham

 GOD PROMISED TO GIVE ABRAHAM ALL THAT HE LONGED FOR…AND MORE (god promise Abraham)

“TH YOUR OFFSPRING ALL NATIONS ON EARTH WILL BE BLESSED, BECAUSE YOU HAVE OBEYED ME.”   GENESIS 22:18 (god promise Abraham)

HUMAN BEINGS HAVEN’T CHANGED MUCH IN 4,000 YEARS.THE LONGING FOR CHILDREN AND THE DESIRE FOR LAND STILL CROP UP WITH SURPRISING EMOTIONAL POWER.

WHEN GOD WANTED ABRAHAM’S ATTENTION, HE PROMISED HIM LAND AND MORE SONS THAN HE COULD COUNT. TO A BABYLONIAN EMIGRANT, 75 YEARS OLD AND CHILDLESS, OWNING NOTHING BUT HIS TENTS AND ANIMALS, THE PROMISES SOUNDED WONDERFUL. IN FACT, THEY SOUNDED IMPOSSIBLE. YET, BECAUSE GOD HIMSELF WAS MAKING THE PROMISE, ABRAHAM “BELIEVED THE LORD, AND HE CREDITED IT TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS” (GENESIS 15:6) (god promise Abraham)

FOR THE GOD WHO HAD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, MAKING GOOD ON THE PROMISES WAS AN EASY MATTER. BUT GOD DID NOT MAKE IT EASY FOR ABRAHAM. NOT UNTIL 25 YEARS LATER, WHEN HE WAS 100, DID THE PROMISE OF A SON COME TRUE. THEN, INCREDIBLY, GOD TOLD ABRAHAM TO MAKE A HUMAN SACRIFICE OF HIS LITTLE BOY. IT WAS REALLY ASKING TOO MUCH. (god promise Abraham)

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ASTONISHINGLY, ABRAHAM FOLLOWED GOD’S ORDERS. AND GOD GAVE HIM BACK HIS SON.

FAR FROM FULFILLED  (god promise with Abraham)

WHEN ABRAHAM DIED, GOD’S PROMISES WERE FAR FROM FULLY REALIZED. ABRAHAM HAD ONLY THAT ONE SON TO CLING TO. HIS ONLY LAND WAS A BURIAL PLOT. HE STILL LIVED IN A TENT: HIS ONLY PERMANENT STRUCTURES WERE ALTARS ERECTED TO WORSHIP THE GOD WHO HAD MADE ALL THOSE PROMISES. (god promise Abraham)

GOD, HAVING PROMISED HIM EVERYTHING A MAN OF THAT TIME COULD WANT, APPARENTLY WANTED ABRAHAM TO THINK EVEN BIGGER THOUGHTS. HE HAD SLIPPED SOME WORDS IN ALONG WITH THE PROMISES OF OFFSPRING AND LAND: “ALL PEOPLES ON EARTH WILL BE BLESSED THROUGH YOU” (GENESIS 12:3). GOD WANTED TO BLESS, NOT JUST ABRAHAM, BUT THE WHOLE WORLD. THOUSANDS OF YEARS LATER, IN THE TIME OF JESUS, THE FULL MEANING OF THOSE WORDS BECAME CLEAR (SEE GALATIANS 3:6-9, 16-18). (god promise Abraham)

LIFE QUESTION (god promise Abraham): WHAT KIND OF PROMISES DOES GOD MAKE TODAY? WHAT LONGING DOES HE FULFILL? (god promise Abraham)

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