April 25, 2023

Tuesday – Pentateuch

Reading – Genesis 27-28

Highlight Verses:

“Then Jacob made this vow: “If God will indeed be with me and protect me on this journey, and if he will provide me with food and clothing, and if I return safely to my father’s home, then the Lord will certainly be my God.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭28‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Is it just me or does Jacob seem a little immature in his faith.

He reminds me of myself in middle school. “God, if you do this, I’ll believe.”

But then, of course, he was rather young.

So how does God react to Jacob’s weak faith?

He doesn’t. At least not in that moment.

Eventually Jacob returns to the Promised Land with two wives, many children, and great flocks of livestock.

I had a discussion with a friend today about the condition of the Church in America. For most people in America, faith is about as deep as a puddle that dries up when the sun comes out.

While I believe that we should grow ever deeper in our faith, I also believe that God can use faith that is puddle deep. The big thing that my friend and I agreed on is that, if faith is real, it should result in action.

So, whether your faith is puddle deep or fathomless, put what you believe into practice.

One way or another God will bless that – though maybe not with multiple wives and thousands of sheep.

Do you feel like your faith is like walking through a puddle or swimming in the deep end?
What are you doing to live out that faith?

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