God’s Promises and Our Role

“And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised” (Hebrews 6:15).

There is not a promise God does not fulfill.

Today, we will be looking at the relationship between God’s promise and its fulfilment.

In verses 13-14, we are given the context of our verse: “When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore himself, saying, ‘I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.'”

We know from Genesis, even after God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many descendants, it would be over a decade before its fulfillment.

What did Abraham do in the waiting years? What is entailed in waiting?

In order for Abraham to be the father of many descendants, there is something that Abraham had to do in order for this promise to be realized. God’s promise doesn’t just happen. Abraham had to live out what God promised. If Abraham did not live out God’s promise, God’s promise could not have ever happened. There has only been, and there would only be one virgin birth.

The waiting person is not passive. The waiting person is not just sitting there waiting for the fulfillment of God’s promise. Even though the promise was not a reality, Abraham had to continue living out his part in fulfilling God’s promise.

God desires to use the Little Church and Lakewoodgrace to fulfill his desire to grow God’s kingdom. Until that promise is realized, what’s required of us to live out our part in making God’s kingdom promise a reality?

“And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.”

In this waiting season, our job is to live as if God’s kingdom promise is a reality. And one day, we too will live into God’s promise realized.

Even during this season of online worship, God has been growing his church. We grew by 10% in 2020.

Great job, Little Church and Lakewoodgrace! Keep at it. Keep living as if God’s kingdom promise is a reality and together we will see God’s promise realized.

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