Genesis 16

In Genesis 15 we were reminded that we can never earn a righteous standing with a holy God, but must believe (trust, place our faith in) our holy God for His redemption. He does the work and we trust in that work. Abraham was our example. He believed God’s promise that God would give Abe’s family a land to become a nation, and that through this nation the world would be blessed. The problem was, Abe and his wife did not own any land and did not have kids, even into their old age. He believed the promise and “it was credited to him as righteousness.”

What an example of faith! Yet, yesterday’s faith does not guarantee today’s trust. Abe and his wife grew impatient waiting for the promise to be fulfilled, so they tried to start a family by using a servant as a surrogate mother. The strife and tension that resulted is still impacting our world today. Our faith is not passive, but does not try “to help God out.”

Read Genesis 16

Author: Brian Heinen

I am simply a Christ-follower who wants to share the incredible Savior I met with others.

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