What do we know about Terah? Oh, he was Abram’s Dad…The sad news is that he was the first man called to Canaan! He scooped up his little family and left Ur–on his way to Canaan. But somewhere along the journey, he decided to stop in Harran. Don’t get me wrong–Harran was a nice place, it just wasn’t where God was leading him and his family. It was a convenient sidetrack that stopped his journey.
So many of God’s chosen take off on the journey the father calls them to and in the midst of it get sidetracked and rendered ineffective. Work, kids, illness, and a host of little foxes enter our lives and nip at us. We then wake up at AARP + years and wonder where the time went and why did we lose our vision. God says–its OK! Start a new vision today. Read the word, pray continually and seek ways to serve. You may have missed Canaan, but you do not have to miss God!!!
God Bless You
This is the account of Terah’s family line.
Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. 28 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. 29 Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milkah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milkah and Iskah. 30 Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.
31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there.
32 Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran