God promised Abraham to make him a father of many nations but as Abraham and Sarah grew older, they decide that God might need a little help in keeping the promise and Sarah gives her maid Hagar to Abraham as a wife so she can bare him a son…and she does. However, God makes it clear that this child is not the child of the promise. In Chapter 17 of Genesis, God renews His covenant with Abraham. First He identifies Himself as the Almighty God who is all-sufficient to do as He promised.
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In the movie, Miss Congeniality, starring Sandra Bullock, over and over again, the ladies wish for world peace and that’s not a joking matter. Our world needs peace.
Because I work in a leadership position, I’m constantly trying to learn new things about how to be a better leader. I constantly want to grow my leadership skills, know what God expects of me as a leader, and how can I grow those whom I lead to carry on the work that I currently do. One lesson I’ve learned is there are times where the leader has to be willing to follow.
Although God found Noah “perfect in his generation,” it does not mean Noah was sinless. Rather he could be said to be wholesome, godly, and honorable, obedient to God. And God found him as righteous. But for the people in Noah’s day, not so much.
Sin. It’s just a small three-lettered word, but it has big eternal ramifications. God knew even before he created humans that they would sin. He also knew that it would cost His only Son His life so that we could be reconciled and redeemed into a right relationship with Him. Yet still, he created us with free-will.