(SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018-
TOPIC: God Never Fails
“And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived” (Genesis 25:21).
God does everything He promised. He is so faithful to keep His words to the minute details. In answer to Abraham’s unspoken question, He promised to bless Ishmael, though he was not his ordained heir.
Another son, Isaac, would be born by sarah, to inherit Abraham’s possessions. Isaac would also be the carrier of God’s promises to make the descendants of Abraham a great nation. But because of Abraham, God would still not abandon Ishmael. In keeping with His word, God blessed Ishmael greatly. He gave him 12 sons; built them towns and castles, and made them princes. He also blessed him with long life. But He made Isaac greater, though he didn’t have as much freedom as Ishmael and he did not have as many sons as him.
In reality, his wife, Rebekah, experienced delay in child-bearing. And when she gave birth, it was set of twin boys, Esau and Jacob. And even before birth, God had told her that the two were not just different in nationality and manner of life, but would be enmeshed in a life-long conflict with each other. Isaac inherited everything from his father, but nothing came to him on a platter of gold. Yet, he remained confident that God will fulfil His promise in his life. Believers are heirs of the Father, and joint heirs with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord has promised them all things.
“Cast not away therefore your confidence… for ye have need of patience… for yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.”
Thought for the day: God does not fail those that put their trust in Him.
Bible Reading in one Year: ISAIAH 49-53