“He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.”
Do you believe in the resurrection? I suspect that most Christians would say yes, but like Martha, we would limit it to the end times. Here are her words from John 11:24, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Like everyone else, Martha had trouble believing that it could happen in ‘real-time.’ This verse in Hebrews chapter 11 tells us of a faith that was deeper than a general belief in the resurrection.
Abraham believed that God would keep His promise regardless of the difficulties, even if the difficulties were presenting the impossible. Nothing is impossible with God. He cannot be held to our set of rules and regulations. Abraham was an old man and had seen many people die. He had no knowledge of them coming back to life, and yet he believed that his son would. He would because he had to in order for God not to lie.
Task for Today: We all need to work on growing our faith. Even when faced with the impossible, we must not think that God is hindered. He is an amazing God, and nothing is beyond Him if He chooses to do it. Today, thank God for His faithfulness. Count up some of the ways He has kept His word with you.