Welcome to the PoG Blog! Before reading the scripture, please pray the Holy Spirit will guide and direct your meditation on God’s word.
Hebrews 11:8 – 10
8 “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. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder was God.”
Hebrews 11 is a chapter dedicated to reminding the reader of the faithfulness of various Old Testament characters (Enoch, Noah, Abraham, etc.). However, Pastor’s message on “Intervention with Provision” makes me think more about God’s faithfulness as opposed to Abraham’s faithfulness. One of the main themes running throughout all of the Old Testament is God’s faithfulness to his people.
God’s faithfulness to and provision for his people continues right into the New Testament. In fulfillment of prophesies spoken 700 years earlier, Jesus the long-expected Messiah is born in Bethlehem. This is the intervention of all interventions! God-made-flesh comes to be born of the virgin Mary.
Even after all the examples of God’s intervention found in the Bible, I wonder if I live a life where I am waiting and wondering where God will intervene next in my life. Am I really expecting God to answer my prayers for healing for people with chronic medical problems? Am I really trusting for God’s provision for each and every need I have? This Advent season, as we wait with anticipation to celebrate our Lord’s birth, may we live lives of faith, trusting that God will intervene with provision.
Please feel free to share your thoughts as you are moved by the Holy Spirit.