2014-01-25 - God's Instructions
"The Lord has 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." Genesis 12:1-2 (NIV)
Abram received important instructions from God. Abram was told to leave his settled, comfortable world and make a pilgrimage to the land that God had picked out for him. Abram must have wondered what God had in store for him. Where would he live? What would he do for protection? Would there be adequate suitable land for his flocks and herds? How was God going to make Abram into a great nation? Dozens of questions must have been in Abram's mind. So what did Abram do? How did he react?
Verse 4 tells us that "Abram left, as the Lord had told him." Abram decided to follow God's instructions and go. What is God asking us to do today? Is He telling us to do something new for Him? Is He asking us to sing in the choir or teach Sunday school? Is God instructing us to talk to our neighbor or friend about His love for us? Is He asking us to pray for others? Is He calling us to follow Him?
On what pilgrimage is God calling you today? Will your make the journey?
Richard Moser, Jr