Fears, doubt, and guilt often distract true believers from God’s great promise (or covenant) of saving grace. In Genesis, Abraham’s doubts led him into sin and sorrow and caused pain in his life and in the lives of others around him. God’s merciful help to Abraham came in the form of repeated promises of grace, which finally led Abraham into trust and covenant faithfulness to God’s good commands. Consider Abraham’s doubts and how God’s promise overcame them.
Abraham’s fear of man led him to doubt and sin. Even though God had promised to give Abraham a great name, a great nation, and a great land, Abraham still feared that Pharoah might kill him in order to take Sarah for himself (Gen 12:12). Abraham’s fear of Pharoah led him to remain silent about the fact that Continue reading