Read Romans 9:6-9
Verse 5 told us that Israel had the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), and these verses begin with Abraham. You can find Abraham’s story in Genesis chapters 12-25.
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God promised Abraham a natural born son through Sarah. It was through this family that God intended to bless the whole world. We read in chapter 4 earlier this fall that Abraham was declared righteous because of his faith. But Abraham had a first, natural born son with his servant, Hagar. Impatient for the fulfillment of the promise, Abraham and Sarah took having a descendant into their own hands and Ishmael was born.
- When have you lacked faith to wait on the Lord to work, but devised your own plan? Get out a piece of paper and write down your story.
- How can you tell in your own life, when you are functioning with faith or functioning in your own efforts?
Spend some time praying and asking the Holy Spirit to show you areas of your life not built on faith.
THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL: THE GLORY OF THE LORD
**Each day we are going to read through some of the passages and verses Paul may be thinking of. As he lists these descriptors you will see them on the bottom of each day’s devotional.
Leviticus 9: 6, 23 Then Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded you to do, so that the glory of the Lord may appear to you.”; Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people; and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people.