“Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in every way.” (Gen 24:1)
It seems to me that Abraham had an awfully unstable life. A lot of uncertainties and heartache. He had lost a brother, moved away from the other brother, lost a father, and watched a cherished nephew head out to live in Sodom & Gomorrah – I would imagine that would bring some hand-wringing and trepidation with it.
His son, Ishmael, left home under some tense circumstances, and his son, Isaac, the child he spent years of his life aching for, he almost lost on a mountaintop.
But that mountaintop is exactly why Abraham was a blessed man in every way. When it looked like Isaac would be lost, God provided a ram instead. Abraham called that mount, “The Lord Will Provide” (Gen 22:14)
Turns out that is exactly how you could sum up all of Abraham’s problems.
Need an heir? The Lord will provide.
Worried about your nephew? The Lord will provide.
What about an inheritance and a future? The Lord will provide.
Thank God for the mountaintops.
#Biblebites Matt 4:4