Abraham Part 12 – The Lord Will Provide (Gen. 22)

Kung nagiging prosperous man tayo financially, galing sa Diyos yun, pero hindi niya promise na he will provide prosperity for everyone. Hindi ipinangako ng Diyos na magkakabahay ka at hindi na mangungupahan, na magkakakotse ka at hindi na magcocommute, na financial breakthrough is around the corner, only if you will believe in God and obey God katulad ni Abraham. That is to mishandle, abuse, and distort this wonderful story.

Abraham Part 11 – Joys and Sorrows in God’s Story (Gen. 21)

We live in a world na hindi preferences o script natin ang nasusunod. We are in God’s theater, we follow his script. Drama, hindi lang comedy, merong tragedy. Hindi aksidente, not because he is not in control, but in his sovereignty, kasama sa istorya. It is tempting for us to revise the script. Do you trust him, that what he is writing in history is the most beautiful story—for his glory, and for the good of his people? How about your story—do you trust him that he knows what’s best?

Abraham Part 9 – Great Judgment, Great Mercy (Gen. 19)

Tanggalin natin sa mindset natin yung pag-aakala ng ilan na ang Diyos ng Old Testament ay God of wrath, at ang Diyos ng New Testament ay God of love. No, the God of the Old Testament is the same God of the New Testament. Hindi siya nagbabago. He is the God of love and wrath, grace and justice, mercy and righteousness. Makikita natin ‘yan pareho—mercy and judgment— sa kwento ng pagtupok ng Diyos sa Sodom at Gomorrah at sa kamatayan ni Jesus sa krus.

Abraham Part 5 – God’s Covenant Commitment (Gen. 15)

Alam na alam ng Diyos exactly kung ano ang pinagdadaanan natin, kung ano ang pinaka-kailangan natin sa mga oras na ito. At hindi basta alam lang, at parang passive na sinusubaybayan kung ano ang gagawin natin in response, but he is actively involved all throughout—nagsasalita, nagpapakita’t nagpapakilala. He takes the initiative sa relasyon natin sa kanya, at hindi hihintayin na tayo muna ang lumapit sa kanya at humingi ng tulong.