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So, the choice of a lineage, was never based upon God looking for the best–it was based upon God looking for the most faithful.  In a word, That was Abram.  He was one and done–God said Go and he went.  The lesson of Abram, as we will see, is that as God’s chosen, we are always called to follow.  We are never expected to be perfect–although, the closer that we follow the less deviation from God’s plan will happen.  All the while, in good times and bad, and–when we are faithful as well as when we are not–God still leads, guides and protects those who follow.

Abram is very similar to Christians today–the world around us is a mess.  Sin is everywhere and no place feels like home.  We, as God’s chosen, must rise each day and look for just today’s lessons and blessings.  We must only face today’s burdens and trials.  We must do as Paul spoke in Philippians 4–“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition–with thanksgiving, bring your requests before God–then the peace of God, which passes all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus!” Phil 4:6.  Let your anxiety go and, Like Abram–simply go and follow God’s plan for today!!!

God Bless You

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.[a]
I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.”[b]

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.

Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring[c] I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.