Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” why do we read scripture? to learn, to know more about HIM, and so that we will have the hope that HE wants us to have. Honestly, there is no place like HOPE.
(Who does not want hope? raise your hand..and I hope you will be okay with me thinking you are my Special person in this study! 😆 )
“God doesn‟t look at outward appearance, God looks at the heart. He looks beyond what man looks at (1 Samuel 16:7).” I had to stop here..and breathe..God Looks At The Heart! Yours, mine, and Abraham’s heart…
Abram (later to be renamed Abraham), 75 years old, and his life was just to begin…
The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household
and go to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I
will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and
whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.” So Abram left, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him.
Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Haran. He took his wife Sarai, his
nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in
Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
God picked Abram to father HIS country, HIS people, and made him promises that were incredible. Abram’s faith in God was huge. He believed that GOD could do what HE said.
There are times I struggle with this, I know God can do anything, but taking a step in faith can be terrifying.
What are your thoughts on Abram? Can you imagine hearing God speak, and picking up your family and just going, without knowing where you are going? Don’t we usually want our ducks all in a row? thoughts?