And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for
righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. —James 2:23
Ultimately Abraham discovered that only God matters. He discovered in that revelation the greatest concept in the world….
It is as if Abraham laid hold of God’s favor and promise with rejoicing, saying to himself, “When I have God, I need nothing more!”
Abraham was completely satisfied with God’s friendship. He becomes to us a faithful example in his willingness to put God first. With Abraham, only God mattered….
In Abraham’s encounter with God he learned why he was here upon earth. He was to glorify God in all things and to continually worship….
Abraham heard from God. Abraham met with God. Abraham listened to God. Abraham responded to God. He knew the meaning of an altar of worship and praise. Our altar of devotion and worship within our hearts should be as real.
These truths concerning Abraham and his wholehearted response to God cause me to wonder. How can we bring our lukewarm Christians into a realization that nothing in the world is as important to them as God’s love and God’s will?
Lord, teach me today what Abraham learned over the course of a lifetime—that only God matters. Amen.