Our verse of the day is Romans 4:16
16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. 17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” c He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” d 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” 23 The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
The Call of Abram
1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. 3 §I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”
4 So Abram departed as the LORD had instructed
These two verses teach us simple things: by Abraham trusting God to leave his current circumstances and go to a place God leads is difficult. Do you trust God even you don’t know the outcome? Or are you trying to find good food, in a rubbish bin?
Don’t be afraid when you leave Mr or Miss Wrong, you are allowing yourself Mr. or Miss Right.
The most difficult time in life is to get stuck into something and you don’t have a chance to get out of. Sometimes, God will shake the nest, when He does, be ready to fly.
The Boiling Frog
The boiling frog is a parable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.
That departure of Abraham from Ur (part of Iraq now) to Canaan (now part of Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Syria) was the turning point.
What makes me fascinated about Abraham commitment and obedience to God is that it made him and his children prosperous.
As a parent, your decisions now, your obedience to God now will have an impact to you children and your next generations!
We are the modern Joseph where God will send to a place so that our family will experience the best things in life because God.
God’s Promise to Isaac
…4I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky, and I will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations of the earth will be blessed, 5because Abraham listened to My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”
Dahil sa pagsunod ni Abraham, pinagpala ng Diyos ang kanyang lipi. Do your best today in your life, for the sake of your children’s future. 50 years or 100 years from now, we are all gone in this life, but your next generation can trace back that there was once a person in their life that brought them to a better place, because you made a right decision to be right with God. Tell the old man planting durian, “I maybe old and will not eat the fruit of this, but my children will.”
Kaya madalas sinasabi sa Bibliya: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Talk about Jacob’s mistake. He was a cheat and a liar! But because of Abraham, Jacob was also blessed.