genesis 22: tested (and Eva Love)

"After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” The proving grounds … Continue reading genesis 22: tested (and Eva Love)

genesis 21: flesh or promise

From promise given to promise fulfilled: 25 years. Had they stopped waiting? Were they satisfied with their version of the promise they named Ishmael? Didn't they know that a God-promise is not fueled by human power? So the son of promise is here, being birthed in the place where the son of flesh (Ishmael) is … Continue reading genesis 21: flesh or promise

genesis 20: fear

Big picture:  God called Abraham to become the father of many nations, to be a prophet and a patriarch, and to father the line that would bring forth the Messiah.  Within the scenes that make up that big picture, we see Abraham’s humanity, particularly his fear of man.  Abraham’s trust and faith in God to … Continue reading genesis 20: fear

genesis 18: impossible

{Side note: Sarah laughed to herself. And yet, her laugh was heard. We should bear in mind that God hears what we keep others from hearing. He hears our unbelief even when we don’t speak it out loud.} To Sarah, God’s promise had been delayed so long, it was no longer possible. However, where no … Continue reading genesis 18: impossible

genesis 17: promise

When Abram was 75 years old, God promised him children. Twenty-four years passed since that conversation, and then God appeared. “I am God Almighty..." And what would a man do but fall on his face? God wants Abram to know that He hasn't forgotten His promise and, in fact, is now going to require him … Continue reading genesis 17: promise