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Festival of Weeks – Isaiah 41:8
Love doesn’t calculate. Love does not hear the discouraging voices. Love is innocent. Love yearns and it follows. But love does not ask: what will I gain? Could I really get there?
Scripture doesn’t throw around the term: “love” very lightly. In all of Scripture, Abraham is the only one that God describes as: “the one who loved me”. (It is said of Solomon: “and he loved the Lord” – 1 Kings 3:3, and David declares: “I love you Lord of my strength” – Psalm 18:2. Indeed, David’s love for God still inspires Israel today and Solomon wrote the ultimate love-song; Song of Songs, but Abraham still stands out with his love for God highlighted as a part of his very identity, and this from God, in the first person.)
Abraham did not know where his love would lead him to. Abraham did not know…
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