Tag Archives: Abraham

Why white lies?

Abraham said, “… the truth is that she is my half sister; she’s my father’s daughter but not my mother’s.” Genesis 20:11 This sounds like a leading question to the old television show called “Truth or Consequences.” Abraham’s wife, even … Continue reading

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Fear of change …

I tried to relieve your fears: “Don’t be terrified of them. God, your God, is leading the way; he’s fighting for you. Deuteronomy 1:29 Moses had orders from God to move the people of Israel from Horeb to the Amorite … Continue reading

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Knowledge dissolves fear …

“Don’t lay a hand on that boy! Don’t touch him! Now I know how fearlessly you fear God; you didn’t hesitate to place your son, your dear son, on the altar for me.” Genesis 22:12 Abraham feared God and was … Continue reading

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Make a promise … keep it!

“Isn’t it clear, friends, that you, like Isaac, are children of promise.” Galatians 4:28 When God makes a promise, he keeps it. God made two promises to Abraham. One, Abraham would become the Father of many nations, and a king … Continue reading

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Fathers and Father-Figures

“We call Abraham ‘father’ not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody.” Romans 4:17 God hand-picked Abraham to be the “father of all nations.” … Continue reading

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“All my bags are packed–I’m ready to go”

“God told Abraham: ‘Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.’” Genesis 12:1 People ask me how I can travel for six weeks with only carry-on bags. I’ve learned tricks of … Continue reading

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Angels at Rest Stops — Daily Meditation Moment

“And Jacob went his way. Angels of God met him.” Genesis 32:1 (The Message Bible) Perhaps I get my roaming desires from the characters of the Old Testament. Many, such as Moses, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, went when God called … Continue reading

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I Promise to … A Meditation Moment for you!

July 19, 2011 “Isn’t it clear, friends, that you, like Isaac, are children of promise?” Galatians 4:28 (The Message Bible) This scripture in Galatians refers to the story in Genesis about Abraham and how God promised that he would be … Continue reading

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