Are you on the verge of giving up on God? You read all about how He redeems and restores, but you haven’t seen it come to pass yet. Unspoken’s song “Reason” reminds us that God’s love underpins everything and is enough to keep us believing.
I can’t wait to introduce you to Sarah (the gal formerly known as Sarai). She had reason to stop believing. Let’s dive into her story this week.
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Remember the characters in the Bible were REAL
- Explore a topic
- Follow the cross references
- Read and keep on reading
- How the people described in the Bible were real
- They laugh when they’re not supposed to
- They lie to avoid conflict
- They trust and obey
- They doubt and take things into their own hands
- Starting at the beginning of Sarai’s story and reading to the “end” – Genesis 11-23
- How whatever happened to Abram was happening to Sarai
- The whispers of God’s promise over and over again to Abram and Sarai without the results coming as they expected
- The story within the stories told in Scripture – considering what it would have been like for Sarai in Pharoah’s harem in Egypt
- Sarah’s continued example to us as a “holy woman of the past” – 1 Peter 3:1-6
- A life story that includes war and heartache and a big family business
- Moving from “she strives” to “kings of peoples shall be of her”
If you’re not familiar with the song, you can watch the official music video on YouTube below.
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This Week’s Challenge
Dive into Genesis 11 through 23. Read with Sarah on your mind. Take notes — begin to understand who she was as a woman, who she was as a wife, who she was as a mother, and who she was as a woman of God. Get creative and write a historical-fiction account of something that happened to her in this text. But most of all, remember that Sarah was real. She was a part of God’s overarching plan to rescue all of us from sin and death — but she was a real woman with real feelings, real fears, and was a real example that nothing is impossible with God.