Sarah’s Faith Adapted
Sarah is mentioned as an example of true saving faith. What is it about Sarah’s faith that God wants us to imitate?
- By faith Sarah journeyed with Abraham - Genesis 12:1–5
- Sarah was married to Abraham when God called him. He was ten years older than her.
- Abraham took her to Canaan, Egypt, and Philistia.
- Sarah was compelled to go along with Abraham’s collusions.
- Sarah was a necessary part of God’s promise to give Abraham a son.
- Even Sarah herself had her own faith as she followed another.
- Sarah’s faith was weak - Genesis 16:1–2
- Ten years after the call and promise Sarah was still barren.
- Sarah took the matter into her own hands and suggested a pragmatic and practical solution to the problem.
- We must not take the situation into our own hands when it seems the one we are following is failing or doing wrongly.
- Sarah was called upon by God to believe the impossible - Genesis 17:1; 18–21
- Thirteen years later without a child Sarah passed from bareness to deadness - Romans 4:19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.
- Sarah received the will of God through Abraham - Genesis 18:9–10
- Sarah’s faith was small (she laughed) - Genesis 18:12–15
- God is omnipotent and He calls us to believe He can do the impossible.
- God will put us in a place of impossibility, a situation where we have exhausted our own resources and all we have left is our faith in Him.
What attribute of God did Sarah cast her faith upon? Sarah judged Him faithful.
Lamentations 3:22–23 Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
1Th 5:24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
When we are “swept up” into the circumstances of life we must surrender to the will of God. De we count God faithful in everything He leads us through?
The Faith of Sarah