We’ve reached the last lesson of the series on the life of Abraham. This was the lesson we missed out.
Sometimes it is difficult to know what is the best thing to do when there are different options available to us. These are typically situations where the possibilities are not morally right or wrong, but merely wise or unwise.
An example from this series may be Lot’s decision to camp near Sodom. Presumably, if he had chosen Abraham’s land, Abraham would have had to go live near Sodom. Lot only took the appearance of the land into account without considering the spiritual implications for him and his family – his unwise decision proved disastrous.
In this week’s account, we read that Abraham understood that a Canaanite wife would not be suitable for Isaac and that Isaac himself should never leave the land of promise in order to find a wife in the land of his relatives. Once again Abraham had to trust God to guide and provide. Through his past experiences, Abraham had learned that God is trustworthy and all-powerful and therefore could be trusted in yet another challenging situation.
This story is a fitting conclusion to Abraham’s journey of faith. It shows very clearly that God guides and provides for those who trust his promises and seek to live in obedience.
We can always ask God to help us to live the best way. As we pray and read the Bible, God helps us to understand what the best way is to live and he helps us to live that way.
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