Saturday, January 30, 2016’s Daily Text

Look up, please, to the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to do so. …So your offspring will become. This is taken from Genesis 15:5. The whole scripture tells: “He now brought his outside and said: “Look up, please, to the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to do so.” Then he said to him: “So your offspring will become.””

How reassuring those words must have been to Abraham! Every time he gazed up at the starry heavens, he would be reminded of Jehovah’s promise to multiply his offspring. And in God’s due time, Abraham did produce an heir, just as was promised. Genesis 21:1, 2 tells us: “Jehovah turned his attention to Sarah just as he had said, and Jehovah did for Sarah what he had promised. So Sarah became pregnant and then bore a son to Abraham in his old age at the appointed time God had promised him.” Like Abraham, we too are awaiting the fulfillment of God’s promises. 2 Peter 3:13 tells us: “But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.” If we do not keep our minds fixed on the things above, the fulfillment of these promises could appear to be delayed and we might slow down in our spiritual activities. For example, did you make sacrifices in the past in order to engage in the pioneer ministry or in some other form of extended service? If so, you are to be commended. What about now? Remember, Abraham kept in mind “the city having real foundations.” Hebrews 11:10 tells us: “For he was awaiting the city having real foundations, whose designer and builder is God.” He “put faith in Jehovah, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Roman 4:3 tells us: “For what does the scripture say? “Abraham put faith in Jehovah, and it was counted to him as righteousness.””

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About Scarlet Moonbeam

I like to change many tv or movie stories into happy endings even for the villains...sometimes. ;-) You can find my stories on fanfiction.com or you can search my author name Scarlet Moonbeam and be brought to my home page. HTTYD: Guardians of Dragons (Or Hiccup the Night Fury) MLP: Letter of Destiny
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