God’s Sovereignty

God’s sovereignty is clearly seen in the entire Bible.  If we look in the Old Testament, we see many examples of this.  One that stands out very clear is the life of Abraham.                                                                                                                                                     It all begins with God calling Abraham out of Ur.  God could have called some one else from Ur.  However, in God’s sovereignty he called Abraham.   Abraham must have thought the same thing.  For Abraham had all he needed and wanted.  Ur was one of the biggest cites in that time.  In a great act of faith, Abraham left Ur and went to the land of Canaan.

There was a famine in the land of Canaan, which drove Abraham and his wife Sarah to Egypt.  Sadly, Abraham was afraid of the Egyptians because his wife was so beautiful.  He told Sarah to make the Egyptians think she was his sister.  Abraham was afraid the Egyptians would kill him because Sarah was his wife.  The people in Egypt told the king about Sarah.  The king decided to take Sarah into his palace.  However, later in a dream God told the king that Sarah was Abraham’s wife.  The king was very afraid.  He told Abraham to leave Egypt very quickly.

Later in Abraham’s life, he had a son named Isaac.  God had promised Abraham a son for a very long time.  Finally, Sarah gave birth to a son.  It was a very happy time for Abraham and Sarah.  However, God wanted to test Abraham’s faith.  He told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his only son.  This made Abraham very sad but just like before he obeyed God. But, just before he killed him; God sent an angel and the angel told Abraham not to kill Isaac but a ram that was hidden in the thorns.  Abraham died when he was 175 years old

In conclusion, I hope you have been able to see God’s sovereignty in the life of Abraham.

Samuel Duarte.

 

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