STUNNED PEOPLE WORSHIP GOD!
When He impresses us with Who He is and What He has done... in our overwhelmingly impressed state WE HAVE TO WORSHIP!
Abraham is promised at an advanced age that he will have a son. He looks at himself, then he looks at Sarai, and tells God, "How about this boy, my servant Eliezer, he can be my son."
In other words, "are you kidding me?... We are too old to have a son!" "No," God says "this son, as promised, will come through your seed!"
MORE TIME PASSES...
Then, Abraham has a go at getting a son through Sarai's handmaid Hagar, and Ishmael is born... "How about this one, Ishmael, came through my loins, he can be my son!"
God says, "No, this son, as promised, will come through your seed (Sarai included)"
MORE TIME PASSES...
At a very advanced age, God visits the elderly couple personally and declares that in one more year, this promised son, will come through the "elderly couple".
Sarai laughs, and Abraham "chuckles"
Do you see much faith here? If you do, let's be honest, it is not very much faith.
As God promised, against overwhelming circumstances, Sarai conceives, and the promised child, Isaac, is born! Wow!
Do you think this stunned man worshiped God? Ah, but we are not done yet!
The real glory (for me anyway) comes in the fourth chapter of Romans where Paul, writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, declares that Abraham NEVER "waivered" in faith!!!
God says Abraham NEVER WAVERED?
Makes me want to ask, "God, have you ever read the Old Testament that you wrote?"
The glory of course, as revealed in the New Testament that He wrote, is that Jesus has died for our sins, and removed them from us so completely, that there is NO RECORD LEFT OF THEM! THEY ARE GONE!!! GONE!!!
I AM STUNNED! ARE YOU STUNNED?
Then, let's worship him together, you and me, who as the New Testament says have NEVER wavered in faith!
Worship Him, you "stunned ones of God"
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