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“Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.”
Hebrews 11:19 NLT

The word reasoning by simple definition is the action of thinking about something in a logical and sensible way. Being logical is following the rules that make a correct argument, while being sensible is making a statement or taking a course of action in accordance with both wisdom and prudence with intent to benefit someone/ thing.

With that in mind, Abraham had a relationship with God strong enough to build correct arguments based on his understanding of the creator of the universe. He also had a sensible thought pattern, that this same God who showed up often as closest as a friend can be, has been faithful in less demanding requests and therefore will be faithful even in the most demanding instance.

It was not the first time that Abraham had asked God to change His mind and show mercy. In Genesis 18:16 he pleaded with God to spare a city he planned to destroy. Child of God, do not despise the privilege of having the Holy Spirit to guide you into righteousness and still have your will to obey or to refuse.

God has often reasoned with men (Isaiah 1:18) and such intimacy permits you to take part into his plan but even better to grow stronger in intimacy and trust in him, that such experiences may build up your faith for the consequential times.

Prayer: Father I thank you for this truth. I thank you for your nearness and the privileged granted to me by our Lord Jesus to come before you with boldness knowing that I am heard. I yield my heart to you, that you may sieve through any stubbornness inclined to disobey your counsel. I know you don’t despise those who come to you seeking for wisdom and help, in Jesus name. 


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