December 22, 2019
At Christmastime, Christians all around the world rejoice in Jesus’ birth. His coming, explains Alistair Begg, fulfilled God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah that through their seed all the nations of the earth would be blessed. When Abraham heard God’s word, he laughed and questioned God’s plan—but nothing is too hard for the Lord! Sarah conceived by God’s power and bore a son, yet this child was still not the promised Messiah. God Himself would provide the Lamb of salvation: His Son, Jesus.
1After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue1 childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” 4And behold, the word of the Lord came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son2 shall be your heir.” 5And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.