The God of Glory Visits Abraham
A Sermon on Acts 7:1-2
And the high priest said, “Are these things so?” And Stephen said:
“Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, (ESV)
What is God's plan for your life? To what extent will we follow God's leading? These are hard questions that Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers as he studies God's call on Abraham and the covenant He made. It is in Acts 7:1-2 that we see how God demonstrates His ability to act in the world to accomplish His purposes and bring about His will for the world. We see God bringing Abraham out of a pagan land that does not worship or serve Him. And through this He makes a new people, the descendants of Abraham and all who would believe in God. For Christianity is a religion concerning what God has done in time and history, and what He is doing. He actively works to bring about redemption of the whole world through the work of Christ on the cross. He is not like the idle deity of the pagan gods, but He is both able and willing to call and lead his people. He does all this in the world so that sinners may be saved from the judgement they deserve. The world does not know this peace or plan of salvation! For the world seeks to enact nothing more than moral reform. But God is working to bring about redemption of every aspect of reality by his Son, Christ Jesus. So, we should look to God as our great Savior who works all things together according to His sovereign plan.