DON’T SETTLE

Heb.6:13,14 – For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.”

Abraham is called the father of faith. Abraham is also considered the first Hebrew. The biological seed of Abraham birthed the Jewish race. There is more to today’s promise than a biological seed and a human race. This blessing was intended for every race in every generation. The blessing of Abraham is spiritual. Paul said that the blessing of Abraham was the Father’s promise to give us the Holy Spirit. That is the whole point of the teaching of the book of Hebrews. The Jewish Christians were falling back on their biological blessings they had received from their forefather. Hebrews is calling them to receive the fullness of God’s promise, life behind the veil. Here is how Andrew Murray describes this promise.

“For when God made promise to Abraham, since He could swear by none greater, He swore by Himself, saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. The deeper our insight into the certainty and the fulness of the blessing of God, the more will our hearts be roused to believe and to persevere. The word of God is our assurance of what we are to expect. How much greater must our confidence be when that word is an oath? Of this the following verses are to speak. Here the fulness of God’s blessing is set before us in the promise given to Abraham: as his seed we are his heirs, and what God promised him is for us too. We need be content with nothing less; nothing less will stimulate us to a life like his in faith and patience.”

In today’s Christian church many have “settled”. What do I mean by “settled”? They are content with the elementary teachings of Christianity and not hungry for the true substance of what has been purchased for us by the cross of Christ. Jesus purchased the Father’s promise for us, the blessing of Abraham. Today we can still hear His voice, “Surely blessing I will bless you”. The important thing about this is what kind of blessing is the Lord talking about? He is talking about the blessing of the Spirit. He is promising a life consumed in the very life of God. Don’t settle for casual Christianity, press in to receive the fullness promised to us.

7 Replies to “DON’T SETTLE”

  1. Unfortunately the “settling “ is quite popular in the “get the most out of this life” teachings. Applying God’s principals surely produces results, but are the results being pursued, the goal. Sadly yes, and where does that leave God…. secondary? Big mistake!

  2. This is why I’m a member of this church as of a few months ago. I’ve been settling for things as they were, the teaching has been great where I was , but my heart and passion for the things of God have needed some stirring for some time now. And Jesus has begun to make that happen since I’ve, so to speak have step out of the boat! LOL! And right now I’m not sinking! Haha! Bless you Sir for the passion I see you have for God’s people!

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