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Genesis 22:20-23:20 :: Unashamed

Reader:

Sarah died.

Abraham came to mourn and weep for his wife – his dead.

Her life and marriage were far from easy and far from perfect.

Yet God remembered her faith…

Faith in God’s promises, even though she died without receiving them, she saw them in the distance.

She was persuaded that God would fulfill all He promised.

She welcomed those promises with great pleasure.

She repeated those promises to herself and God, knowing that her life was temporary on this earth but eternal in God’s city.

Her faith declared plainly that she was intensely seeking the Father’s-Land.

She stretched out for a better, that is, heavenly land.

This is the kind of faith that does not shame God.

God is not ashamed to be called Sarah’s God.

In Jesus, not only is He unashamed of us, He is making ready a city for us to dwell with Him.

(Isa 51:2; Deut 18:4; Lev 23:10; 1 Cor 15:20, 23; Jam 1:18; Rev 14:4; Rom 8:23, 11:16; 2 Cor 1:22, 5:5; Eph 1:14; Heb 2:11, 12:22, 13:14; John 14:2; Rev 21; Isa 41:8; Ps 105:42)

Posted on December 30, 2018 and filed under Genesis, Hebrews.