January 5

Faith Not Perfection 

Genesis 15:1-17:27

Genesis 15:4-6,

Then the word of the Lord came to him , “Look up at the sky and count the stars — if indeed you can count them.Then He said to him, So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness.


At the start of anything new, there’s excitement. But eventually, in every adventure, we reach a point where we fall behind instead of moving forward. Instead of the correct choice, we make a mistake.

Abraham was a man of faith, and God made a covenant with him — promising that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars. Abraham believed the Lord and was obedient in many of the things God asked of him, but he also made mistakes along the way — he was by no means perfect! But, his mistakes didn’t disqualify him. God still used him and wanted to have a relationship with him.

Our journey in faith is no different than Abraham’s, in this sense. God has promised great things to each of us who follow Him. Fortunately, God doesn’t seek our perfection, but our obedience. And when we obey, we’ll see Him work in unexpected ways!


God, Thank You for the wonderful ways You’ve blessed me and shown Yourself to me. I know that I’m going to sometimes make mistakes, but I pray that You would grow my faith and faithfulness today. Amen.

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