Genesis 12

Good morning y’all.  Today we in chapter 12. Here we see the story of Abram’s call.

Be blessed 🙂

God calls Abram. He gives him specific instruction to do and God also tells him the reward of his obedience to the instruction. He was gonna be blessed  and become a great nation……

“The Lord said to Abram: Leave your country, your family, and your relatives and go to the land that I will show you. I will bless you and make your descendants into a great nation. You will become famous and be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you, but I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you“. Genesis 12:1-3 CEVUS06

Abram obeyed God’s instruction. He didn’t know where God was taking him to, yet he still obeyed. He left certainty for uncertainty. For so many of us, God is also calling us to serve him but because we don’t fully know what’s gonna happen we choose to sit still and continue to stay in our comfort zone. Had Abram refused to leave all for this unknown place God told him about, there’s no telling what would have happened. Perhaps we won’t be singing Abraham blessings are mine…, Jesus won’t have come from the lineage of David, there won’t be an Isreal….

Abram was 75 years old when the Lord told him to leave the city of Haran. He obeyed and left with his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all the possessions and slaves they had acquired while in Haran. When they came to the land of Canaan, Genesis 12:4-5 CEVUS06

Even if you don’t know what’s happening or what God’s plans are, still trust Him. We need to know that He who has called us his faithful. Don’t hold back, trust God today and obey his calling.

Abram took Lot. Gods instruction was to leave his relatives and father’s family. Lot was his nephew so he fell into that category but Abram took him along. Perhaps it was because Lots father was dead and also in chapter 11 we found that Abram father too died. So Abram probably felt responsible for Lot.

I’ve always wondered how did Abram know to head to the land of canaan. The instruction in V1 was to go to a land I will show you. Did God show him it was canaan or did he feel led to go to canaan. Not sure on this one. Sometimes what God requires is for us to take that first step and after that’s done the rest will be revealed. Perhaps that’s what happened with Abram. He took the 1st step of packing and rounding his family up to leave haran and go to this unknown place and maybe God seeing his obedience then revealed to him further that he needed to go to canaan.

So Abram got to canaan and then God appeared to him and told him he would give the land to him and his descendants. Abram in return built an altar to God. That is, he offered praise and worship to God  thanking God for the promise even though he hadn’t seen the manifestation yet. Be thankful in advance.

So there was famine in the land and Abram and his wife decided to go to Egypt. They were foreigners there. It gets interesting because Abram told his wife to lie that she is his sister so that they won’t kill him seeing as she’s beautiful to behold and the men in Egypt have a reputation of killing men for their wives. Abram didn’t trust that God could protect him and his wife in this land. He felt he had to do something whatever it takes to keep them safe. How many times do we find ourselves in this kind of situation, where we feel God can’t protect or fight for us so we take matters into our own hands. What was the end result of those situations….did it end well. In Abram’s case it almost didn’t end well if not for God who intervened.  Pharaoh took sarai in and gave Abram gifts in return for her. God punished pharaoh for his action and pharaoh sent sarai and Abram packing.
Let’s learn to trust God for everything we need and in all situations.

Prayer:

Dear Lord we thank you for today. We ask you give us grace to obey and trust you even when we don’t know what lies ahead. Thank you Lord. We know out today and tomorrow is secured in you. In Jesus Name.  Amen.

Thanks for joining today.  Pls feel free to leave your thots on the chapter.

Have a blessed day and remember to trust in God no matter what today brings 🙂

***With God all things are possible***

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