“Get out of your country, from your family and your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” ~ Genesis 12 vs 1-3.
The God that we serve is one who is known to make timely promises to his people which always do come to fulfillment. We see all through the scriptures how God made promises to his people, at different times and in diverse seasons.
In Genesis 12, we see how God told Abraham to leave his land to another, yet unknown to him, Abraham obeyed. In as much as Abraham did not have a clue as to where he was to go, he trusted the leading and direction of God. God promised Abraham that he was going to birth out of him a great nation. Did he do that? He certainly did.
Now, we share in the blessings of Abraham, because out of him, was birthed Christ; the salvation of the world.
In Genesis 17, God made, yet another promise to Abraham as to how Sarah was going to birth a child. As at that time, Abraham and Sarah were hundred years and ninety nine years of age, respectively. It seemed almost impossible for them to conceive a child, at such age. But, God showed up. He kept his promises and Isaac was eventually conceived.
This teaches us that, if God has said it, it certainly would come to pass. For God is not a man that he should lie or fail, his nature is to be true and just. It may take days, months, or even years for certain promises to be fulfilled. However, when it is God’s timing, it would certainly come to pass.
In addition, one attribute we can also learn from the story of Abraham is Obedience. Reading through scriptures, we see that Abraham’s obedience to God’s instructions blindly gave him access to the blessings God had prepared for him. One of the blessings being his Covenant child; Isaac.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for the amazing promises which You make to us. Help us God to trust in Your word even more. Amen.