This was a great promise that God gave to Abram, an unbelievable statement to make. It was impossible for Sarai to give birth to a child, how could there be a great nation come forth from Abram? We know that in this promise there was also the promise of a son. A foreshadow of the Savior. Just as God promised Abram a physical son, also the promise of the Son who would come to save the world!
One of the great lessons was how Abram obeyed God, he left Ur and followed where God had told him to go, each step was in direct obedience to where God wanted Abram to go.
We have not been given this promise, but all Scripture is given to us to learn from, and here we have obedience and faith in God's promises. A lesson for us, to obey our God, and to trust Him with everything. God may lead us to a place or guide us in some path of life that seems impossible, but God shows Himself through the impossibilities of life. Sarai could not have children, and they were too old for children, yet God in His sovereignty proved Himself, they had Isaac, and the nation of the Jews was born.
What a God we serve, we do not need to know what He has in store for us, we just need to follow Him!
- Assistant Pastor Rick Mitton