The Incredible Faithfulness of God

August 5, 2008 at 4:42 pm | Posted in Devotional thoughts, Theology | Leave a comment

          I have been pondering how to conclude “Faith of the Fathers,” my series from Genesis looking at the lives of the patriarchs, and have decided on the incredible faithfulness of God as a theme.  So here is a sneak peek for those who attend.  Abraham was old when the promise of a child came, and he still had to wait 25 years to see it fulfilled.  He was to be the father of a great nation, yet in his 175 years of life, he only saw two grandchildren live into their early teens.  Isaac grew up knowing the promise to his father, yet he was 40 before he got married and 60 before he had children.  Jacob seemed hell-bent on doing life his own way, and yet God found him and brought him into His plan.  He grieved the loss of his son Joseph for over 20 years, yet God was working out his purpose in that as well.  Joseph waited over 20 years to see the fulfilment of his dream from God, 13 of that as a slave and a prisoner.  In every story, God promised and they waited, yet God proved to be faithful.  It is no wonder that the last chapters of Genesis show a great confidence by the aged Jacob and Joseph that God would fulfill his promise to take his people back to their promised land.  Our God is always faithful.  In fact, one of the defining characteristics of God is his eternal faithfulness.

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