Praise the Lord Sunday – Choose Faith

May the words of my mouth and he meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14

It’s Praise the Lord Sunday!  Today, while you are praising God, I want to give you something to think about.  Do you remember studying about Abraham in the Bible?

“And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.” Genesis 21:1-2

God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son. Abraham followed God’s commands faithfully and the child was spared.  In verses 17 and 18 we find that Abraham was blessed for his faithfulness.

“That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”

This seems like something we would never encounter in modern times.  However, let me put this story in a different perspective for you.  Think of the people you love in your life and your family.  What if one or more asked you to be less Christian or maybe even give up your beliefs entirely or they would step out of your life forever?  What if those people were your children? What would you do?  Do you have the faith of Abraham?  And what if you gave up everything to stop these people, would it be ever enough?

Every day our faith is challenged.  How great is your faithfulness?  People come and go, fuss and fight, and hold their love up for ransom.  You can change with the wind, but it will never be enough to please everyone.  But this I know with certainty, God loves you just like you are and will always be there for you.  He is my rock and my redeemer.  The Bible and Jesus teach doing good, love and turning the other cheek.  How could that be wrong?

Join me in putting your faith in God.  God bless you.

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