Can an elderly woman have a baby? The answer is obvious… or is it?
1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” 4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.” 5 And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 6 And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. 18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, 19 the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites.”
Abram lacked the very thing that was most important to him—an heir. But nothing is beyond possibility with God, including promising a child to a couple who are long past their child-bearing years. Is anything too hard for the Lord? God promised not only a child but descendants like the stars for number and like the sand of the seashore. What good thing does your heart desire, that God as a loving Father would delight to give you? Do you believe that He is not only able but ready to bless you abundantly? Will you believe God’s promises to “give you the desires of your heart” (Ps 37:4)? What kind of faith did God require of Abram? What kind of faith does He require of me? Study Heb 11:8-19,39-40.
Scripture portions are taken from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
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