Posted by: Terry | February 11, 2009

Do you trust me?

“Do you trust me?” Aladdin, from Disney Movies

The central issue of faith in God is this: “Do you trust him?”

This is the lesson that Abraham and all people of faith must face, our answer determines our faith. When Abram went to Egypt he did not fully trust God so implemented his own plan which was not the best plan.

He returns to Bethel and the abundance that both he and Lot enjoyed created an opportunity for conflict between the herdsmen. Separating made sense.

Abraham as the patriarch of the group, the elder, had every right to choose for himself. Lot would take what he was given. Yet Abraham had learned a bit by now, and he trust God.

Abram did not place the protection of his wealth above his faith, nor did he claim his rights. Instead he let the lot fall where it may, and let Lot choose first; and expression of his trust in God.

As a believer in these troubled times we must make this same choice daily. God asks, “Do you trust me?” Abraham was learning that God could be trusted, and he still can be trusted.

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 ESV)

Advertisements

Responses

  1. You do a great job of writing Terry !! (I finally made it to your blog — but you know me – I probably won’t visit very often). Thanks for all you do for all of us.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: