Unqualified but Willing Servants


We see in the book of Genesis that Abraham was a willing servant of God’s will, but he didn’t seem to have any of the qualifications that we might expect from someone who was to become a “Father of Nations”. Abraham and Sarah were well beyond child bearing when God called them to leave their home, and they didn’t have Isaac until many years later. But Abraham followed God. Gen 12:1-3 (NIV)

“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
There is a lesson here for us. God is looking for willing servants. The book of Hebrews describes Abraham’s willingness as faith. Heb 11:8 (NIV) “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”
Is God calling you to do something your are unqualified to do? What is your response? Are you afraid or anxious?

Let’s look carefully at Abraham and Sarah’s response. They faithfully followed and God supplies their need. God is faithful.

We all need someone in our lives that we can trust with everything. This is not to say that we can’t trust those closest to us, but God is always there and always loves us and provides for us even to the very end. Prov 18:24 (NIV)

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

God is our faithful friend.



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