The Struggle Between Our Faith and Failures
Sunday, January 12, 2020
ABRAHAM’S FAITH AND FAILURES
The time between God’s promise to Abraham and its fulfillment spanned twenty five years! During that time, Abraham made several wrong attempts to help God fulfill His promise. There were times, also, when Abraham made decisions that revealed a lack of faith and trust in God.
Abraham is a wonderful example of a man who lived by faith but continued to make mistakes in judgement. The bottom line is that God continued to remain faithful to His promises to Abraham, even in the midst of Abraham’s bad decisions and faithless choices.
OUR FAILURES & GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
As Abraham’s descendants today, God’s faithfulness in the face of our failures is still true. For His promise to us is still, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5).
Is this not what the apostle Paul is saying in Romans 8:31-39? Our failures do not deter God’s promises!