Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Realistic Christian Life - Devotion on Genesis 17

Scripture: Genesis 17:23
On that very day Abraham took his son Ishmael and all those born in his household or bought with his money, every male in his household, and circumcised them, as God told him.

You know what I’m going to say about this verse, don’t you?

“On that very day…” There’s no hesitation, no consideration, no weighing his options. It’s instant obedience.

Even though he has doubts.

Remember how Abraham laughed when God said He would give him a son through his 90-year-old wife?

This obedience is the picture of living out your faith, continuing to trust even when you have questions, even when you’re not sure. You have doubts – maybe you’re not sure about some things – but you keep going with God.

AND… you bring others along with you. Abraham brought everyone he had influence over into the covenant. His family, the people who worked for him.

This is what the realistic faithful life looks like: dealing with questions in a trustful and obedient attitude and inviting others into the covenant with you.

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