Thursday, March 9, 2017

I'd like to continue on the theme that we started yesterday. When we look at Abraham and Sarah, we see what happens when we step in front of God and try to make His promises happen in our lives.

Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had no children. And she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her. And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.   { Genesis 16: 1-2}

Really? How could anyone think that good would come from that situation? God said, I WILL GIVE YOU CHILDREN! We can get off track, like Sarai when life seems to be passing by, and we don't see what God has said happening. It can be disastrous! Israel will never forget the outcome of Sarai's decision!

The good news is, there is redemption for all of our mistakes, the big and the small. In His excellent mercy, God knew our need for Him would be great, and provided for our Savior to come and redeem us, even before the world began! His incredible love provided in a way that only He could imagine.

Do you need to confess something to God and turn away from it? If you are serious, God will meet you, and forgive. Did Sarai ever ask God to forgive her for stepping ahead of His plan? We may never know, but we know that redemption is available, free and pure, if we just ask. What a wonderful Savior, What an awesome redeemer!

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