Then the men rose from there and looked toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on the way. And the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”
Memory Verse: “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. Luke16:10
Yesterday we studied the scriptures about dependability on God and His ability to always come through on time for His children in every way possible. God’s dependability is indefinite and even when we have no iota of faith, God still retains His positions in our lives and becomes faithful coming through for us every time. Knowing that God is dependable and can be counted on in every situation is like life’s best comprehensive insurance; but today’s word flips the questions around, it is a question which requires absolute reflection by majority of Christians, the big question is “Can God count on you?”
Many times, Godly relationship often seem one sided because some people position God as their wish list and shopping basket instead of someone to commune and fellowship with. One thing we Christians should know is that the success of a relationship is a dependent on the corporation and commitment of both parties hence the success of our relationship with God depends on our cooperation.
Relationships between earthly people usually starts really good with every one still “loved up” in the way it’s called. At such initial phase we see a lot of communication, commitment, excitement and with time some of those things start to fizzle out until the relationship cease to exist but we also see that some people make it a duty to intentionally and actively put work into their relationship doing everything it takes to keep it going. They learn daily from dispute and are willing to make sacrifices in order to make things work. They put in 101% until they get to a solid point of no return and just continue to build on it daily.
Some Christians treat God even worse than their earthy relationships. It’s more like the parable Jesus told in Matthew 13:1-23. Most of us are like the seeds that falls on the rocky soil Matthew 13:20-21, we get excited by the word of God we hear usually on Sundays but that’s about how long their excitement last because they soon go out into the world for the week, shutting God and His doctrine out, looking up to the next Sunday to spend time with God.
Today’s bible text is one of such which shows us how God selects people specially based on their dependability. It tells us of Abrahams reliability in his relationship with God and for this reason God communed with Abraham and added that He has chosen Abraham, in part, to command his children, and through them, all of the children would follow, to keep the Lord’s way by doing what was right and just.
Abraham was clearly a reliable man. We see how he departed his father’s land as instructed by God Genesis 12, unknowingly entertained three angels, Genesis 18 :1-15 and was willing to sacrifice His son to the Lord without knowing He was being tested, Genesis 22. Abraham was a dependable man through and through, no wonder God knew he will command not only his children but his entire household in the way of the Lord.
Our dependability goes a long way in deciding just how far we go in life. Let’s turn the tables, if you were positioned as God, will you give yourself important assignments? If you cannot trust yourself enough, how then do you expect God to count on you. Just in case we sometimes wonder why certain things happen but not to us, often it’s because we haven’t really looked inwards to realise that God always knows those He can count on and because He cannot let His name be put to shame and disgrace, He most likely will go for the reliable ones.
We all have an area of our life we need to work on but a good place to start will be intentionally improving your rank of dependability with God. Be someone that God can count on, Get closer, fellowship and build your relationship with Him.
- Father I thank you for you are a dependable God
- Thank you for getting involved in every area of my life and for coming through for me every time I need you and on time.
- I renounce and denounce being unreliable from today, I become dependable to God.
- Help me Lord to build my relationship with you, help me to fellowship and draw closer, I know you are looking for people who are reliable, here I am Lord, send me and use me for your works
- Forgive my sins o Lord and receive my sacrifice of praise, AMEN.