The wisdom of Abraham

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 24:34-67 (day six)
Know anyone wise?  Abraham was.  Walking with God for years will do it for you.  It is the only way.  Sometimes the wisest decisions are things that we don’t do/don’t think.  So, Abraham doesn’t say, “Well, let’s just blur the lines on who Isaac should marry.”  “God will cut us some slack on this issue.”  Friendship with God was never a pass for moral (or marital) compromise for Abraham.  He also didn’t say, “If something is going to get done, I have to do it.”  He believed that God works through many people, not just one.  (Belief  in Christ is belief in the body of Christ)  But he also didn’t believe that old age (was he 140 by this time?) allows a person to be passive or uninvolved with the outworking purposes of God.  He takes initiative.  He leads his family forward.  Let’s see. . .no moral compromise, the ability to delegate, no retirement. . .How wise!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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