God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, You rule the universe but chose to become intimately immersed in human history on planet Earth. You have gradually unfolded the mysteries of Your sovereign plan in the developing stories of Scripture, and You see ends that are impossible for any of Your creatures to fathom. While we are on this earth, we walk by faith and not by sight, knowing that the only worthy object of our faith is Your unchanging character and Your sure promises. As I read Your Word, I see with greater clarity that faith in Your promises runs contrary to appearances, because You call me to hope in the unseen and the not yet. Yet You have given me the holy invitation to risk everything I have and am on the invisible promises that will not be fulfilled in this life, but in the new realm You are preparing for Your people.
• Why is faith in God’s promises counter-cultural and counter-intuitive?