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Davidisms: The Christian Life Is a Series of New Beginnings

Christ followers go through all kinds of stages and phases as our faith develops. Sometimes we may suffer small setbacks. Sometimes even large ones. Why? Because we are flawed humans living in a fallen world with broken people.

Sometimes we are faithless. But God is always faithful (2 Timothy 2:13).

Think of Abraham, the father of our faith. He walked with God. Heard his voice. Obeyed. Then disobeyed. Then obeyed again!

Here is Abraham’s story: He went to Egypt and told his wife Sarai to lie and tell others she was his sister and not his wife. Abraham knew the pharaoh would seize her because of her beauty, bring her into his harem, and perhaps even kill Abraham (Genesis 12). So, he devised this plan.

Bottom line: Abraham trusted his own methods over God’s.

What did God do? He brought Abraham out of Egypt back to the Promised Land! To begin anew. To start over. God renewed his covenant with Abraham.

God gave him a new beginning. A fresh start.

As God does with all of us as well. Through Jesus’s love and forgiveness, he gives second and third chances.

New beginnings, all filled with Jesus’s enormous grace.

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