Genesis 25 narrated the epitaph of Abraham
from God’s perspective. At an old age, Abraham died blessed in every way. His
faith became a hallmark of his friendship with God (James 2:23; 2 Chronicles
20:7; Isaiah 41:8).
Jesus also gave this wonderful blessing to
His followers. He said, “You are my friends if you do what I command.” (John
How was Abraham able to choose to be God’s
Live by God's
When God called Abraham to leave his birth
land, he did not know where he was going. Nevertheless he obeyed (Genesis 12:1-3;
Hebrews 11:8). He journeyed into the land where God promised. True to His Word,
He blessed Abraham and multiplied his descendants through Isaac and all his
other sons (Genesis 25:1-4).
To live by Gods’ promises we need to commune
with God and meditate on His word. The Scriptures speak of God’s promises.
God’s Word clearly promises His presence, His provisions, His wisdom, His peace
Live with the End in
Abraham lived 175 years. Despite all the
challenges and mistakes in his life, he died fulfilled because he lived his
life by faith and obedience to God.
Life is short. Live with the end in mind. To
waste time is to waste your life. God teaches us to add life to our days and
gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). At the end of our life, we only desire to
hear God say to us, “Well done my good
and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:11).
Live a life without regrets. Do not get busy
with the things of the world (Luke 17:26-29); let God’s favor confirm the work
of your hands (Psalm 90:17). Finish the race and remain faithful (2 Timothy 4:6-8).
Live to Live Again
Abraham lived a full
life. He passed on a godly legacy to his son Isaac. God blessed Abraham, Isaac
(Genesis 25:11) and his descendants (Galatians 3:6-7).
As believers and
followers of Christ, we received the promise of life after death and we rejoice
with our restored relationship with God (Galatians 3:11-14). Abraham was
blessed to bless, and so are we. Let us run the race not only for the prize but
to leave behind us a heritage of faithfulness through our godly lives. Let them
who walk behind us find us faithful.