Scripture: Hebrews 11:11-12 “Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.”
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We are to note that ladies also are listed amongst those who had great faith. Sarah had faults but she also had FAITH.
This was the case with the menfolk also!
1. CHILDREN ARE THE GIFT OF GOD. This is important for us to note.
A. All life is precious. You may not know this but many people believe that babies that are not wanted may be killed! Such a thing is a great crime in God’s eyes.
B. Because the Lord is the Author of life, the human spirit will return to Him at death. “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it,” Eccles 12:7.
C. From the dust, God will call all before Him one day. “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation,” John 5:28-29.
2. IN MAKING AN OLD MAN LIKE ABRAHAM THE FATHER MILLIONS WE HAVE 1 COR 1:26-29 EXPLAINED TO US.
There we are told:
A. Who it is God chooses for His service. Verse 27.
B. Those whom God passed by. Verse 26.
C. God’s purpose in acting so. ‘To confound’, ‘To bring to nought’, all who are not of God.
D. God has acted so that none may ‘flesh’ may glory in His presence. When ALL things are completed, it is the Lord alone who will get the glory, verses 29-31. See Galatians 6:14.