God took Abraham’s name as part of His name! He called Himself the “the God of Abraham!” The Almighty identified Himself with a man. It meant that the reputation of God rested on Abraham. What God was like – a new God to the world in general – would be assumed from what Abraham was like. God risked His name by joining it with Abraham. Abraham believed in the Lord, the Lord believed in Abraham. Something similar is reflected in what Jesus said in Matthew 10:32, “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.” That is the inner truth about faith. It is not merely for getting things or doing things or being something. It relates us to God. Faith is fellowship and is always the condition for our relationship with God. God bless you and greetings from Mexico. REINHARD BONNKE
Interactions with different cultures help us lose our blinders and slowly but surely move to a more rounded biblical Christianity.