Genesis 18 Do the Thing

Genesis 18

PROMISE: a baby for Sarah (v 10)

PROBLEM: Sarah is barren (v 11)

POSED QUESTION: Is anything too hard for the Lord? (V 14)

👉 Our promises and problems may differ but the question is always the same: Is anything too hard for the Lord? {Spoiler alert: the answer is “no”.)


According to this chapter (v 19), what would it look like for Abraham’s household to “keep the way of the Lord?”

• do righteousness
• do justice

Not think about.

Not post about.

Not argue about.

Not study about.

Not have an opinion about.

DO righteousness.

DO justice.

👉 The louder people are online, the less they are probably doing in real life.

Someone out there is desperate for you to do the thing.

Have a beautiful Friday, friends.

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Genesis 17 God’s Promise is Greater Than Our Present Circumstance

Genesis 17

Abraham’s Present Situation:

• 100 years old
• Sarah is 90 years old
• Sarah is barren

God’s Promise (v 6-8):

• Abraham would be the father of many nations
• Abraham would be exceedingly fruitful
• kings would come from Abraham
• the covenant would be everlasting
• Abraham (and his offspring) would be given all the land of Canaan

👉 The enemy wants us so focused on our present pain that we forget about the promises of God.

Abram was 99 in this chapter. It had been 24 years since the original promise. There has been a lot of waiting. Probably some weariness. Likely some wondering.

God appeared and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.”

It was a reminder of who it was making the promise – God Almighty.

Nothing is impossible for Him.

Our role is to:
• walk before him {be faithful)
• be blameless {be obedient}

If you’re in a season of waiting – just keep walking. One step at a time until you see Jesus.

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Genesis 16 Two Mistakes Made While Waiting

Genesis 16

God promised big things to Abram and Abram believed those things. But, then, something happened that caused some tension for Abram and Sarai – they had to wait.

{Someone wants to testify.}

Eleven years had passed and still no beginning to the offspring too numerous to count which God had promised to them.

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

And Sarai said to Abram, “Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.” (v 2)

TWO MISTAKES MADE IN THE WAITING

  1. “It may be…” – Not going to the Lord with concerns, questions, reassurance.

Sarai was speculating. Guessing. Adding to God’s Word. Trying to make things happen on her own. Not asking the Lord questions like Abram did in chapter 15.

  1. “Abram listened to the voice of Sarai…” – Listening to other voices and not the Lord’s voice.

The Lord had spoken clearly to Abram. But, as the years went by, he began to listen to Sarai’s voice.

👉 In seasons of waiting, we need continuous dialogue with the Lord. Asking. Seeking. Knocking. Listening. There is a way to wait well.

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Genesis 15 Faith and Questions

Genesis 15

God promised Abram protection and a very great reward (v 1).

And Abram had questions. He needed reassurance regarding God’s promise (v 2).

God gave more details regarding his promise (v 4-5).

Abram believed the Lord (v 6).

And, wait for it…

Abram had more questions and needed more reassurance (v 8.)

👉 Abram had faith AND he also had questions.

👉 And, friends, God responded gently to both questions (v 4, 9) because that is his nature.

Having questions does not mean that we don’t have faith. But if we will, like Abram, take our questions to the Lord – he will gently reassure us through His Word.

God is not uncomfortable or annoyed by our questions. The call from God is always, “Come.”

👉 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:14

God is very much aware of – and intimately acquainted with – human frailty and is not offended by it.

You are loved.

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Genesis 14 The Great Rescue

Genesis 14

We saw in chapter 13 (see yesterday’s post) that the enemy often leads people into the pit with the promise of pleasure.

In Lot’s case, it was with land that was pleasing to the eye. And, as is often the case, pain -not pleasure – awaited him there. War and chaos erupted and Lot was captured and carried away.

Anyone else ever made poor choices, fallen for false promises, and ended up carried away and far from home?

But, look what happened when Uncle Abram found out what happened (v 13-16.)

Abram pursued.

Abram defeated.

Abram rescued.

👉 This is what Jesus does for us.

While we were yet sinners (carried away and far from home) Jesus died for us.

Jesus pursues us to all the places we have wandered.

Jesus defeats the enemy that carried us away.

Jesus rescues us and brings us home.

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