Genesis 11 and 12
This week’s Memory Verse:Hebrews 11:8
(8) By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
(1) Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:Genesis 12:1-3
(2) And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
(3) And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Verse 1 shows the difficult part of what God was asking Abram. Leave your country. Leave your family. Go to an undisclosed location that I, the invisible God, will show you.
Can you imagine the conversations that could have happened around Abram being obedient to this command?
“Really? Where are you going?”
“I don’t know. God told me He would show me.”
There are all kinds of conversations that could have come out of this circumstance, and all kinds of complications that it could mean for Abram and his family.
There were also a lot of blessings that would come from Abram’s trust in God and obedience to His commands. That’s what we see in verse 2 and 3. Not only would Abram be blessed personally, all the families of the earth would be blessed through Abram’s family. God was for him. Who could be against him?
Abram believed God, and trusted God, demonstrating that trust in obedience as we see in this weeks memory verse.
(8) By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.Hebrews 11:8
It is often very difficult to believe God. We are asked to trust in Him. But like Abram, there are blessings that are promised to those who believe. Blessings often come with belief. We must trust God and allow that trust to inform our behavior.
God, help me to trust you today with all that you bring across my path. Amen.