Founding Fathers of the Faith filled Nation of Israel
The founding Fathers of the faith filled nation of Israel are Abraham, Isaac and Jacob(who God later names Israel). These men were faithful to God. Believing Him when He told them what He would do through their blood lines. The way these men put their trust in God is above what I could do right now if God spoke to me the way He spoke to them.
In Genesis 14 Abraham is called to bear arms when his family member is caught in the cross fire of warring kings. So he gathers his men and heads out to take care of business. After he defeats the armies of the ones who captured his nephew, he is praised by the other kings who were at war with the defeated. The king of Sodom tells him to take all he has plundered, but Abram tells him this:
“Abram replied to the king of Sodom, ‘I solemnly swear to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, that I will not take so much as a single thread or sandal thong from what belongs to you. Otherwise you might say, ‘I am the one who made Abram rich.’ I will accept only what my young warriors have already eaten, and I request that you give a fair share of the goods to my allies—Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre.’ ”
-Genesis 14:22-24 NLT
It amazes me how much faith Abram has in God. He had every right to keep what he had acquired but chose to return it to the rightful owners. Even when they told him to keep what he retrieved he respectfully declined. He chose to trust in God to bless him with what he needed and God blessed him above and beyond.
I pray to someday be as faithful as these great men. Thankfully God sent his son Jesus to save me from myself. Though I started searching for God over 16 years ago, I still have a lot to learn. God has saved me from self condemnation for many years. He has blessed me with a drop-dead gorgeous bride, beautiful children, a loving family and great friends, despite all of my imperfections.
I have seen Him restore broken relationships, provide when things didn’t seem like they were able to be provided for and open up doors out of no where to bless us. I know He is still working on me and I pray this website is a blessing to you from Him. If there is anything good you find on here, please know that it is not from me, but from Him who has been working on me and with me.
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Y’all have a blessed one!