Faith is Required

It’s been such a blessing to be reading through with the Good Morning Girls the last few months and this last week we read through Genesis 19-25. Throughout these chapters there were so many situations that faith was required. Often times I think I forget that Abraham and Sarah had to have faith in God throughout their daily lives just like I do. Just because they are in the Bible that doesn’t mean that life was any different for them than it is for me. The truth is that no matter who you are, where you live or when you live…faith is required.

Throughout the lives of Abraham and Sarah faith was required.

Genesis 19:16 & 29

My Thoughts on This Scripture

Abraham’s plea for Lot’s life is preceded by God’s mercy being shown to Him. Before God destroyed the cities, He remembered Abraham’s request. Abraham’s faith in the Lord is apparent because he didn’t go to the city himself to warn Lot, he made his request known to the Lord and then trusted Him.

Genesis 20:2

My Thoughts on This Scripture

Following Abraham’s demonstration of faith in the last chapter, we find him lying yet again about Sarah only being his sister. A lapse of Abraham’s faith in God doesn’t keep God from protecting Sarah again.

Genesis 21:11, 13 & 14

My Thoughts on This Scripture

Abraham loved Ishmael and it broke his heart to have Sarah tell him to make his firstborn son leave. God knew Abraham loved him and He promised to bless him too. How very hard it must have been to let his own son walk away.

Genesis 22:8-9

My Thoughts on This Scripture

Isaac’s faith and obedience to his father are simply amazing and inspiring. He trusted that God would provide a lamb as his dad said, even to the point of being ready to be that sacrificial lamb.

Genesis 23:6

My Thoughts on This Scripture

Abraham was well known in the land where he lived and looked up to by the people as a man in authority. So, when Sarah died he was given the choice of any sepulcher in the land.

Genesis 24:60

My Thoughts on This Scripture

Rebekah’s family blessed her with the very same type blessing that God had promised Abraham, that their seed would be plenteous – as the stars in the heaven! Definitely a God thing that God brought Abraham’s servant to Rebekah and her family.

Genesis 25:21

My Thoughts on This Scripture

Isaac’s faith in the Lord is evident once again as it was he that we’re told entreated the Lord because of Rebekah being barren. Sarah was barren and begat Isaac, Rebekah was barren and God opened her womb after Isaac’s prayer request.

 

If you missed the announcement, I’m Blogging Through the Bible with Courtney from Women Living Well, Bridget from Becoming a Godly Wife, Mandy from Women of Worship and Rosilind from A Little R & R as part of the Good Morning Girls Bible study group. Every Friday you’ll find us sharing our thoughts on the study at Courtney’s corner where she is hosting a link up for all bloggers that are studying along with her!

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Check out the other Good Morning Girls’ posts below. Bridget (Her past GMG posts are here), Courtney (Her past GMG posts are here), Mandy (Her past GMG posts are here) and Rosilind (Her past GMG posts are here). My past Good Morning Girls posts are here.

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About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.

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