Tuesday, April 18, 2006

GENESIS 18:14
God is Able


Is anything too hard for God?

These words were spoken by God to Abraham and Sarah when they were "well stricken in age." In the natural it was impossible for them to have a child. Gen. 18:11 reads like this in The Amplified Bible:

Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; it had ceased to be with Sarah as with young women.

Romans 4:19 contributes this information :

Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead -- since he was about a hundred years old -- and that Sarah's womb was also dead.

In Hebrew, "too hard" is the word pala. It means to make great, to accomplish high things, to show marvelous works, to do miracles, to perform wondrous things. So we could paraphrase Genesis 18:14 like this: Nothing is too great, too high, too marvelous, too miraculous, too wondrous for God to perform.

Since our God calls Himself the great I AM, He is a "now" God. He wants to do amazing, marvelous and miraculous things for us now. Let us believe what He says and trust who He is and reap wonders in our lives!

2 comments:

Bear 2 said...

I receive that from the Lord about Sarah. Nothing is to hard for God, all we need is to calm down and cheer up. I have suffered difficulties in the past year and I KNOW that God knows and is in control.
Sarah

Jay KTX said...

Sarah,

Because you dwell in the secret place of the Most High God and abide under the shadow of the Almighty, the promises of Psalm 91 are yours.