Genesis Pt9

Life is an Anxious Journey.

Genesis 12:1 The Lord had said to Abram, ” Go from your country, your people and your father’s house hold to the land I will show you.

2. I will make you vi to a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great and you will be a blessing.

3 I will bless those who bless you and whoever curse you b I will curse and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. 

4 So, Abram went , as the Lord had told him and Lot went with him. Abram was Seventy five years old when he went out from Haran 

Genesis 12:7-20

Abram build an altar following God’s confirmation of the promise.

Abram builds an altar in hopes of receiving conformation of the promise. 

Abram forgoes altar building in search of the promise

Abram finds himself in the wrong place, hatching a plan of compromising bathe promise. 

The temptation of unfaithfulness comes immediately arty his best resolve to faithfulness. 

Key Distinctions

Abram knew what God said. 

Abram knew it was God who had spoken. 

Abram new how to respond.

Genesis 13:1 So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 

2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold. 

3 From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 

4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord. 

Life is an anxious journey as we see in the life of Abram. Without a word from God direction, we wonder from place to place; circumstance to circumstance,  without a word from God , we lack faith and confidence to silence the cry of anxiousness and doubt. Our faith has given us many foundational words. a few are ” I will never leave you nor forsake you” you are more than conquerors through Jesus. If you call upon the name of Jesus I will save you. There are also words from our father spoken in the moment  we near hear them. The spirit of God will whisper forgive, surrender, patience and so on. Don’t be anxious and don’t numb your fears. Reach out for a word from God as fuel. To walk by faith by faith not by sight and to receive the confidence that comes from knowing you are a child of the Kings of Kings


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