Like the Stars of Heaven
Thought for the Week:
To be a person of successful faith, it is important to develop an unwavering belief in God's faithfulness to His promises. The Bible is full of extravagant promises. When a father promises his son, "Tonight I will bring home ice cream," the child anticipates ice cream. He does not doubt. A person should strive to develop the simple, trusting faith of a child.
The LORD your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day like the stars of heaven in number. (Deuteronomy 1:10)
Moses observed that the children of Israel were an innumerable host, like the stars of heaven. This was the fulfillment of a promise God had made to Abraham. One night Abraham was in his tent when God appeared to him in a vision and said, "Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; your reward shall be very great" (Genesis 15:1). Abraham objected that a reward was of little use to him since he had no heir to give it to. Then the LORD took Abraham…
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