Today, we will continue our study into the excitement of following God. We have been using Abraham as our case study. We’ve got two more weeks so here we go. Today, we talk about fulfillment. There is a scripture that quiets the critics and puts to rest all doubt:
“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19, NIV)
God is the difference between a lie and a promise.
Abraham and Sarah judged God faithful and bet it all on the His Word. Like Moses they persevered because they were able to see Him who is invisible (Hebrews 11:27). You won’t receive what is at the end until you get to the end. How many “to the end” people are there? Just as Abraham made it to the point of his promise, you who believe in Jesus will hold the promise of God in your hands and your mouths will be filled with laughter. Consider Jesus Himself in Hebrews 12:1-3. The moment will come when you hold the baby in your arms, when you open the doors to the business for the first time, when you step into that ministry role. It will happen! How many of you here are still waiting on God and trusting in His promises?
Numbers 23:19 (NIV)
Hebrews 11:11, 17
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