The Lord brings many from nothing

Hebrews Bible Background

11.15.2016 – New Testament: Heb 11.12

To read the Bible in a year, read Hebrews 11.1–19 on November 15, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The Lord used Abraham to bring countless numbers of people into the world, and into the spirit in Christ, for if the Lord can create the heavens and the Earth from nothing, He can take an old man and his wife, and cause them to have a son, who will then have sons, and the number would continue to grow,

Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore (Heb 11.12). 

The Lord began His promises of a son for Abraham and Sarah when he was 75 years old, but did not fulfill it until Abraham had reached the age of 100! Does that surprise us? It should not, for if we believe that the Lord created everything, then causing an older couple to conceive is exceedingly easy for Him.

Questions:

  • Do you limit in your own mind what the Lord can do?
  • How strong is your faith in the Lord?

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