Monday, October 16th, 2017
Imperfect Heroes (Part 8)
God said to Moses, 'Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: 'The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.' '
Exodus 3:15 (NKJV)
While surface readings of the Bible may show Isaac as unadventurous, as passive and non-confrontational, as partial to his lesser son, Esau, as nothing like a grand hero should be... His Creator saw him differently.
God saw Isaac's greatness as a brave child who accepted death without a whimper, totally trusting God and Abraham; as a son who never failed his parents, totally honoring them all his life; as a husband who loved only one wife, totally devoting himself to her...
As a neighbor who preferred to seek peace, totally yielding to their hard moves; as a worshipper who stayed close to God, totally depending on Him alone... And as a father who blessed the wrong son, totally knowing God would make it right.
Because Isaac's virtues resembled Christ, the One Who showed His strength in submission... Isaac is deservedly exalted.
Noble heroes don't have to be dashing around with swords in glorious stances. Sometimes, God's best heroes are kneeling down with hearts and heads in prayerful postures.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Imperfect Heroes series.