Relying on God’s Word
Read: GENESIS 15:1-6
Several years ago there was a television commercial that said, “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” As a large stock brokerage firm, E.F. Hutton made lots of money for its investors. The message of the ad was that if you took the firm’s advice, it could make money for you too.
When the Lord speaks to us through his word, we need to stop and listen. Sometimes God says things that seem impossible. Abram and his wife, Sarai, were at an age when it seemed impossible for them to have children. Yet the Lord says to Abram that “a son coming from your own body will be your heir” (v. 4, NIV). And as we read in verse 6, Abram believed God. He was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born (Genesis 21:5).
Lord, teach us to trust your word even when what you are saying seems impossible at the time. AMEN.