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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Genesis 12-14 Reflections

Interestingly, there is nothing noted within the text to indicate there was anything in Abram that caused God to call him, nothing worthy of such an honor. It would seem God would have us focus not on what Abram may or may not have done well (as there is nothing he could have done to earn God's blessing), rather God would have us focus on the fact that He called Abram. He could have chose anyone, but His will in eternity past was fixed upon Abram. He called Abram, just as He has called me and you, dear Christian...and we did nothing to earn it. Rejoice, brethren, your standing before God does not stand or fall on your righteousness, but on Christ's.

See also: Doug's post.