Lessons from Genesis – 10
“Is anything too hard for the LORD?” Genesis 18:14 NKJV
The rationalist view of Scripture answers this question in Genesis with “Yes”. God is bound by this theology to work only within the sphere of observable and replicatable means. This empty teaching would strip all the miracles of Scripture from creation onwards. What Genesis teaches us is that God is not confined by the puny views of man but is greater than man and can do that which man would conceive of as impossible. Unless you are God, creation is impossible. Unless you are God, destroying the world with a flood and saving only eight people is impossible. Unless you are God, turning the dead womb of a ninety year old woman into a fertile womb would be impossible.
God had made a promise to Abraham, “In you all the nations of the earth will be blessed” and “in thy seed all the nations of the earth will be blessed”. It is hard to promise such a long term covenant like that to someone that has children; it is even harder to tell that to someone who doesn’t, especially if that someone is over ninety years old. But God is the God of the impossible. He can make the womb of an old woman to be young again. He can give heirs to a man who is a hundred years old. He can do what He wants to glorify Himself when He wants to do it. In our hours of doubt due to life’s crises, we must remember that God is God and can do the impossible.
Dear Father, Thank You for proving Your great power. In my hour of need help me to remember just who You are. Amen.
The Friday Benediction
Until Monday, my friends, may the good God envelop you with His grace; may you prove the common confession of faith, “I believe in the holy Christian church and in the fellowship of the saints”, and may you be enriched with joy and hope as you exercise that confession this weekend. Amen
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