The Glory of God’s Partnership with Man

In the Bible we find the glory of God’s partnership with man. Throughout the redemptive story, God refuses to do anything without human partnership. He validates human processes and uses human beings. He sometimes waits long periods of time in order to labor with us. At the same time, He gives us assignments that require His own supernatural intervention. One one hand, He does His work through us, on the other hand we cannot do His work without His power. It is the glory of God’s partnership with man and Abraham’s struggle to have a son illustrates the pattern of how God works with man.

The “Let us” Instructions of Hebrews

The author of Hebrews repeatedly demonstrates how Jesus is better in every way from what was available before. In light of what has come in Jesus, the author also gives believers several specific exhortations that each begin with “let us…” These statements are the author’s instructions on how we should respond to what has come in Jesus.

The Faith of Abraham

Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, And to offsprings, referring to many, but referring to one, And to your offspring, who is Christ. – Galatians 3:16 Abraham only received a part of his promise in his son Isaac. In other words,

The Power of Faith

Faith is a significant issue in the Scriptures. We are told that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:16). We are told that faith is the door to access salvation and unlock the benefits thereof. Jesus is very clear that at His return He is going to

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