At age 75, God called Abram to go to Canaan. When God called Abram two important things happened. First, God made a promise to Abram that would live beyond Abram until this present day. God told Abram that if He would trust God and Go to Canaan the Lord would someday Give the entire land to Abram’s ancestors. Next, God promised that If Abram would trust Him, that Abram’s family would literally bless the entire world.
Abram did trust God and made the trip to Canaan. He built alters to worship God at Shechem and at Bethel. We know that even today Israel is God’s people’s land. Fight though they might, the world will not take it away. In addition, Abram’s lineage produced our Lord and Savior Jesus and through Him, we all have the opportunity to be in relationship with God.
God keeps His promises. We do not always get the benefit of seeing God’s finished product; but we can trust that, in his time, those promises will be kept.
In the meanwhile, as His ambassadors, we simply need to trust and follow Him with joy and peace. It is an ongoing journey with many twists and turns along the way. We only have to trust that God knows us and knows what lies ahead for us. We must simply keep His commands and follow His lead. If we will, Like Abram, We will begin a work that God can use for generations to come.
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.
2 “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]
3 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]
4 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. 5 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.
6 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. 7 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.
8 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.
9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.