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Faith of Our

Fathers
Devotional
Faith of Our Fathers
Woven within Genesis 25 and
26 are accounts of those who
struggled with both belief and
disbelief. Isaac believed
enough to pray and to stay.
He prayed when he and
Rebekah were having
difficulty conceiving. God
answered that prayer with
twins. He also stayed in Gerar
when God told him not to go
to Egypt during a famine. But
like his father, there came a
point where he disbelieved
enough to lie (26:7).
Faith of Our Fathers
“And the men
of the place
asked him of
his wife. And
he said, ‘She is
my sister.’ For
he feared to
say, ‘My wife.’
Lest, said he,
the men of the
place should
kill me for
Rebekah.
Because she
was fair to look
upon.”
Faith of Our Fathers

This section of God’s word concludes with a reciting of God’s


blessing on Isaac. Even Abimelech, the king to whom he lied,
wanted an alliance with Isaac. He wanted to be at peace with
the one whom God was blessing. Isaac recognized God’s
blessing in his life and thus learned a vital lesson.

His sons needed to learn that lesson too. In a moment of


fatigue and hunger, Esau gave up his birthright in exchange
for some food. Like his father and grandfather, concern for
the physical caused him to lose sight of the spiritual.
Faith of Our Fathers

A good family background and even God’s guidance are


not enough. In every one of us is the potential to do wrong.
We need to realize this, refuse to do what is wrong,
determine to do what is right-and then do it.

We can be thankful for the godly heritage we receive, and


we can leave one to our children as well. But pleasing God
is more than heritage-it involves belief and obedience.
Make the choice today to trust and obey.
Faith of Our Fathers

Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God
(Romans1:16)?

Have you confessed Jesus as your Lord and Savior before


men (Romans 10:9-10)?

Have you repented with godly sorrow of your sins you have
committed (2 Corinthians 7:10)?
Faith of Our Fathers

So will you
ask as did
the
Ethiopian
eunuch,
“See, here
is water.
What
hinders me
from being
baptized?”
(Acts
8:36)