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Every person knows the story of Abraham. How he left his home country, went to Canaan and established the beginning’s of Israel. Very few people, however, know that his father Terah was also headed to Canaan. The Bible fails to speak to the reason for Terah leaving Ur of the Chaldeans and going toward Canaan.
 
Perhaps, God had already impacted Terah. God knew that his chosen people would not survive in the land that later became Babylon. For whatever reason, Terah stopped in the land called Harren. There they live well and acquired great wealth. Still, it is as though Terah did not complete his task. 

Still, it is obvious, he raised a son that love the Lord. That Son, Abraham, was predisposed to move to Canaan, despite never traveling there before.

We do not know whether Terah simply failed to complete his task, or, if his job is simply to get Abraham close to Canaan so that he could begin the journey God had for him. Whichever task was the case, Terah certainly was it integral part of God’s plan for Abraham.

In our lives, we do not always know if we’ve completed all that God has put in place for us to do. But, if we remain faithful, we will have an integral part of whatever plan he has for us and our family. Well, there are times, when we feel as though we have failed to complete his plan, only God knows how he chooses to use us. 

We, therefore, need to focus on being faithful and raising our family to be faithful. If we do that, he will complete what he started in our lives and the lives of those we raise. Thank you God for causing Terah to leave the land of his father. Thank you also for giving Terah the character to raise a son of the quality of Abraham. 

Please help me Lord to be the kind of father raises children who will later change the world. 

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.

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.

Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.

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.

Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran.