Abram Believed—The bottom line Abram walked hundreds of miles, he faced kings, war, famine and family discord. None of that was counted to him as righteousness. He simply believed God. Now, clearly, Abram had no heir, no home and no tangible evidence of God’s provision. What Abram had was God. His willingness to continue to operate and follow even without the physical evidence is what thrilled the Lord.
In our lives, all the stuff we do, all the hours in church, all the times we behave are not what God counts. He counts our trust, our submission and our faith in the things unseen. Emotionally, we have Good days and bad—but if we believe, then we see his provision and promise in our lives. Help me, Lord, to have faith and please count it as righteousness.
God Bless You
After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:
“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward. ”
2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus? ” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”
4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir. ” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars —if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.