God of Abraham
“After these things, the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” Gen 15:1
When you study the Old Testament very well, you find some men recalling God with the names of their forefathers to the present. Why did they say this, or why did God describe Himself at some point to the fathers as the God of Abraham? Anytime we are reminded of the name of God with reference to a man or a patriarch in the scriptures, it is for the goal of knowing that God dealt with that man in a special way. And that same God is still very much at work on our behalf in a similitude of that relationship we just mentioned.
Today, let’s learn the first part of God of Abraham, and we hope to conclude tomorrow. God can change your location and allocation if you are willing and obedient. We never knew Abraham’s life while he was young, but one day that God called him to get out of land to another was the day we saw that Abraham was not waiting for any man’s instruction but God’s. He took off because He counted Him faithful who has informed Him.
Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?”
The interesting part of the situation was that Abraham was not told where to go, but He obeyed at the instance of the instruction. There are so many resources and treasures in God that we might not get into if we don’t submit to His demand over our lives willingly and obediently (Isa 1:19-20). We need to have a ready heart to follow the instructions of God without a doubt that God is omniscient, the God who knows all.
God’s knowledge about our life is more than anything we ever know about ourselves. Whether a beaver or non-believer, God has in-depth knowledge and understanding about the kind of person, which informs His dealing with us. Abraham set out into another land because God spoke to him. Today, be willing and ready to act on God’s word anytime it comes because very soon, God will come to turn things around in your favor by giving you the right direction. He will lead you through every situation and make sure that everything is done according to his plan. 2 Timothy 2:13 says, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.”
1. Lamentations 3:23 – “great is your faithfulness; they are new every morning.”
2. Lord, I am willing to hear your voice and follow it up to the end in Jesus’ name. Amen