Abraham was tested for a very long time, but he was richly
rewarded. The Lord tested him by delaying the fulfillment of
His promise. Satan tested him through temptation, and people
tested him through their jealousy, distrust, and opposition to
him. Sarah tested him through her worrisome temperament.
Yet he patiently endured, not questioning God’s truthfulness
and power or doubting God’s faithfulness and love. Instead,
Abraham submitted to God’s divine sovereignty and infinite
wisdom. And he was silent through many delays, willing to wait
for the Lord’s timing. Having patiently endured, he then
obtained the fulfillment of the promise.
Beloved, God’s promises can never fail to be accomplished,
and those who patiently wait can never be disappointed, for
believing faith leads to realization. Abraham’s life condemns a
spirit of hastiness, admonishes those who complain, commends
those who are patient, and encourages quiet submission to God’s
will and way.
Remember, Abraham was tested but he patiently waited, ultimately
received what was promised, and was satisfied. If you will
imitate his example, you will share the same blessing. selected