|Several weeks ago my husband Gary had the privilege of being inducted into the|
HALL of HONOR
at his alma mater of St. Joe High School.
|Although it had been years since his spectacular performance|
on the St. Joe Junior boys basketball team,
he, along with his team-mates,
were given the distinction of being inducted into the
HALL of HONOR.
|When I placed his momento on the top shelf of our bookcase |
beside some of the other awards he has won,
it got me thinking about God's HALL of HONOR.
The HALL of HONOR that I'm referring to is God's Hall of Fame
as mentioned in Hebrew Chapter Eleven,
probably better known as the HALL of FAITH!
Okay, I'm just going to be honest here.
When I was reading this morning from Genesis 12:11-20,
I felt rather perturbed that God would include Abraham in this list!
It made me really angry that Abraham did not even try to protect his wife.
Knowing that he did this again only a short time later,
further intensified my frustrations.
If anybody should have been inducted into this
HALL of FAME,
it seemed like it should have been his wife.
According to the Apostle Peter,
Sarah put her faith in God to take care of her
when her husband did not provide that protection.
BUT then I was reminded of the Scripture that says,
we are not saved by the good acts that we have done,
but by the mercy and new birth given us by God.
God no longer saw Abraham's shortcomings.
Although Abraham died before Christ was born,
God saw him pure because of the purifying blood of Christ.
He saw Abraham's faith and honored him for it.
And then I noticed...
God did honor Sarah afterall!
She, too, was mentioned in God's Hall of Faith.
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