Jacob may not have been as unrighteous a swindler as we’ve often thought. The birthright was his by the fact God chose him and yet his Dad favoured the stronger and more naturally impressive older brother. We, like Isaac, often judge according to the flesh and yet God’s choice is in fact his best ‘trick’. … Continue reading “The Choice and the Trick”
When the promises of God became seemingly impossible, Abram and Sarai tried to engineer a result themselves. But our freedom and fruitfulness relies entirely on faith in God’s grace and kindness.
Faith, favour, inclusion and blessing occurs not because of our best efforts but because of his kindness. Where the world would tell us to work hard and earn our rewards, grace doesn’t wait for us to get our life together.
Atonement: The Gospel in the Minor Prophets, Part 11.