Daily Devotions


Day 402

"Look to Abraham your father"

Text: Isaiah 51:2


The Scriptures were carefully written. They were written to both instruct and to inspire. Israel had great examples in the patriarchs of old. The most notable was Abraham, who was most graciously blessed!

“Look to Abraham your father,
And to Sarah who bore you;
For I called him alone,
And blessed him and increased him.”
Isaiah 51:2

1. The Example of Abraham.

a) He is regarded with great honour.

b) Israel hailed Abraham as the founding father of the nation.

2. The Example of Sarah.

a) Not as much has been written about Sarah.

b) But she too was blessed by the Lord.

3. Their faith in the LORD.

a) They were blessed because of their faith in the LORD.

b) God gave to Abraham a most significant Covenant.

c) The blessings that God promised to bestow on the nation are traced to Abraham.

4. God’s Calling.

a) The LORD called Abraham.

b) He was to leave his home in Ur of Chaldea.

c) He must heed and follow the LORD wherever He may lead.

d) Abraham must have a significant faith to be able to follow so faithfully.

5. God’s blessings.

a) They were abundantly bestowed on Abraham and Sarah.

b) God kept increasing His blessings on the patriarch.

6. The challenge to Israel.

a) To consider the example of Abraham and Sarah.

b) To look up to the LORD as Abraham did, marvellously.

c) The LORD can and will bless all who look up to Him in faith!