I think it is very encouraging.
Of course, the detailed gal in me asks, "Was Abraham really thinking nonsense, etc."
So, a negative reaction arose in me due to questioning whether the finer details were valid . . . Again, that's the detailed gal in me. Yet, overall, I loved the main message.
I would probably isolate certain areas to bring it out (the drama queen in me).
I am sure Abraham must have been dumbfounded and clueless when God gave him the command to kill his son (Genesis 22:1-12). Likewise, the mothers and other on lookers must have been shocked when they heard that the only way to settle the dispute between the two professing mothers, was to kill the innocent child caught in the middle. (1st Kings 3:16-28).
In addition, Surely Moses must have scratched his head in disbelief when God instructed him to go tell the mighty Pharaoh to let his people go. He had a lot of “buts” to contradict, and even went as far as asking God to send someone else! (Exodus 3:10-22 & 4:1-16).
May even want to do that with the word "nonsense".
Thanks for sharing!
People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord looks upon the heart - Proverbs