Hebrews 11:17-19 (NET) By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises, yet he was ready to offer up his only son. God had told him, “Through Isaac descendants will carry on your name,” and he reasoned that God could even raise him from the dead, and in a sense he received him back from there.
It can be very painful when you are not trusted, especially if you are a very truthful person. Without trust, friendship is literally impossible.
God is so truthful that His spirit is called the spirit of truth(see John 14:7). People that doubt God cannot be very close to Him. (See Hebrews 11:6). People who trust Him are those who would be close to Him and walk in His glory.
Faith means to believe in God and believe His promises. This was Abraham’s secret. God made him some promises and he believed them wholeheartedly, even when it no longer made logical sense for him to believe. This belief that Abraham had in God controlled the things he did. This impressed God so much.
Even when God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, because God had already promised him that it was through Isaac that his descendants were going to be numbered, he reasoned that it meant God was going to raise Isaac from the dead after the sacrifice, or something like that. Abraham was not being deceptive when he told his servants he and Isaac were going to worship God and return back (Genesis 22:5). He trusted God’s word so much that he didn’t have the ability to think Isaac was going to be lost to the sacrifice.
Abraham’s story was that He trusted God so much that he knew God’s plan for him was better than his plan for himself.
Anyone that would have a relationship with God must have God’s words as the basis of His faith in God. When the Lord has spoken to you and you believe it, you will see the manifestation of God’s words, as long as you don’t waver in faith.
Know today that God is more trustworthy than any other person you can ever find. God cannot lie, and it is only wise to trust and not doubt him. Circumstances and temptations may try your faith in God, but remember that it is those who keep their hearts stayed on God because they trust in Him that will experience His perfect peace (see Isaiah 26:3).
Go into today remembering to find God’s word for you in every area of concern, and believe it until you see the manifestation of the things He has promised.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
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