top of page

Heart To Heart

God keeps every bit of His promise!

Genesis 21:12 “Do not be so distressed about thGod keeps every bit of His promise!e boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned. I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.”

I find this passage of Scripture intriguing.

Here it is, Abraham acting in his flesh and out of that action, Ishmael was born. And yet in this passage of Scripture, when Abraham’s wife asked him to send Ishmael and his mum Hagar away, God told Abraham that he would have posterity through Ishmael too.

It would definitely be theologically flawed to conclude that God will bless our mistakes. But it would certainly be equally erroneous to erase God’s promise over an individual’s life just because that person messed up.

Let’s not dilute the problem, Ishmael was a mistake; he should not have come into existence, if not for Abraham’s folly. But God’s promise to Abraham that his descendants would be like the sand on the seashore and the stars in the sky extended took into account Abraham’s error.

This shows His love for us: that despite our mess-ups, big or small, His promises are “yes and amen”, extending beyond the worst of us and triumphing even the best of us. It is in this hope that we walk with confidence, knowing that He who began a good work in us will complete it in Christ Jesus!

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Foundations for another generation

It takes perseverance to lay a foundation. Not just any foundation, but one that will withstand the test of time. The term “cornerstone” used in the Bible is an important one because it is the final s

Solomon’s greatest “secret” key to wisdom

Wisdom is a foundational element in legacy building. One of the ways in which it manifests is through a sense of self-awareness in realising the limits of one’s abilities, and the possible blindspots

Beauty and God

Psalms 96:6 Splendour and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. One of the things about God that is less noticed is perhaps His appreciation for beauty. God does not act ou


bottom of page