The next comeback story is the story of Abram. Abram was the son of Terah. According to the scripture, the journey to the promised land started with Terah who took Abram, Sarai, and Lot and they set out to Canaan. Sadly, they made it to Harran, but then SETTLED. It seems that they built a nice enough life, but the dream of Canaan seemed to fall off the table. Terah and his family seemed to build a home and a life in Harran. They followed Adonai and there are no indications that Terah was anything other than a fine man. There is a strong indication that Terah had the dream to go to Canaan but gave up just short of the goal.
In our lives, God calls us to a journey and a mission. Often that involves simply trusting Him and following His leadership. Following God is hard, especially in this current godless world culture. Fact is, however, that the world has always been against God. That is why the Lord has called us to be His ambassadors. We are to tell people of His desire to be in relationship with us. As God’s chosen, sometimes we come to a point that we want to give up and settle. I confess in writing this devotion, there are days that I think 20 years, is long enough.
God calls us to do as Paul did in 2nd Timothy. Paul told Timothy, “I have fought the God fight, I have finished the race and I have Kept the faith!” 2 Timothy 4:7-8. We need to not settle. We need to charge forward and finish the race. That will be the start of a legacy that will reach beyond us for generations.
Clearly Terah raised a great son. His son would complete what dad started. So, while Terah may not have taken Canaan by storm, His son trusted God so Terah was still used mightily.
Never give up, never give in, and never underestimate God’s ability to use your frail and imperfect life to do amazing things.
God Bless You
When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah. 25 And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters.
26 After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
27 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.