If we list the “who’s who” of the Old Testament, we might start with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and David. What can we learn from these spiritual “giants”?
God’s friend, Abraham (James 2:23), was credited with righteousness because he believed God (Rom. 4:3), but he had trouble with repetitive lying (Gen. 12 and 20). Isaac’s name means “he laughs” which sounds great, until we learn the Hebrew means he laughs as if mocking. Jacob teamed up with his Mom to deceive his Dad into getting brother’s birthright (Gen. 27).
Moses was chosen to do God’s miraculous signs (Ex. 4), but he was a hothead (Ex. 2) and insecure (Ex. 3). David was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22), yet he chose adultery and then chose murder to cover it up (2 Sam. 11). These are the forefathers of our faith? Yes. These men are listed in Hebrews “Hall of Faith” (chapter 11).
Feeling unworthy? Weak? Take your place in line … our faith will always be about His strength in our weakness, His glory, His power at work in us. “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Cor. 4:7). That’s you and me. Jars of clay, yet full of potential to be spiritual giants.