Father Abraham The Coward?

We all know father Abraham…

He had many sons, and many sons had father Abraham.

(I’m hoping you will be humming that song for the rest of the day)

We all know him as the father of our faith.

He’s known for his great faith and obedience to God.

But, before he was a man of great faith he was a coward.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at Genesis 12… the man allowed some other dude to take Sarah as his wife because Abraham was too scared and faithless to tell Pharoah the truth about Sarah.

That’s as faithless and cowardice as it gets.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, he does it again in Genesis 20!

The man did not learn.

Why did he do it? because he was afraid.

Abraham didn’t trust God enough to protect him. Abraham didn’t have enough faith.

Think about that for a minute…

The father of our faith didn’t have faith that God would keep him safe long enough to fulfill the promises He had given Abraham.

I don’t know about you, but this gives me hope.

Abraham had to experience God’s divine protection multiple times before he was finally able to trust God with everything.

Abraham failed terribly multiple times before he could be called the father of our faith.

It was seeing God protect him (even bless him) in spite of his failure and faithlessness that strengthened Abraham’s faith to the point of trusting God even at the cost of his only son.

How many times have you failed?

How many times has God protected you and blessed you anyhow?

Praise God for he is good!

If God can work with Abraham through his worst failures and make it so that Abraham is remembered as a man of faith, even the father of our faith…

just imagine what God can do with you.

-Andre

P.S. I’ve decided to take my Facebook group that I’ve never really done anything with and use that as my accountability group.

To join in and start growing through focus and intention (not just in the spiritual realm but in all areas of life) go here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoffeeMindSpirit/

Then, say hi and let me know what you’d like accountability for.