We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Genesis 17 Sufficient

I was reading in Genesis 17 and was struck with God’s demand upon when he said, I am God Almighty, walk before Me and be thou perfect. Why would God give any man such an unachievable standard to live by? When I find anomalies in the Scripture or passages that seem contrary to the character of God, I just can’t let it go until I can find some resolve. So I opened the Bible and lo and behold I saw something that I hadn’t seen before. Before God tells Abraham to be perfect, he first tells him that He is God Almighty! God Almighty means the all Powerful One the all Sufficient One. You see, living perfectly COMPLETELY on God’s all sufficiency. What makes this interesting is what happened in Abraham’s life in the previous two chapters he took a second wife and had a child and COMPLETELY messed up his family! He lost sight of God’s all-sufficiency. ¬†What a lesson this is for me. Right now I am in the midst of a great trial, a testing of my faith in regard to the future of Lamplighter Theatre. The funding for this monumental project is beyond the scope of our resources, but I am reminded that Faithful is he who calls you, who will also do it Abraham’s ability to have a child when he was 100 years old was God’s challenge not Abraham’s, because He’s all-sufficient.

Published in: on April 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm  Comments (2)