Nations Blessed Through Abraham

Daily God Walk for Friday, January 8, 2009

  I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore… and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.   – Genesis 22:17-18

 People who lived in the Chaldean region of Ur, which was the home of Abraham before God called him, believed in many gods. They had gods for various causes and it was important to them that they give homage to each.

We don’t know to what extent Abraham was influenced by the culture in which he was raised, and we don’t know just how Almighty God revealed himself to Abraham. All we know is that the Lord spoke to Abraham and told him to go to a land that had been prepared for him.

The purpose for the call of Abraham was to begin setting the stage for a redeemer. Since man fell from grace he had struggled with the consequence of the sins of his fathers. For the most part mankind was in darkness and religions were based upon superstitious beliefs.

Mankind needed a light and a redeemer to rescue them from the darkness they had fallen into. It would be the family of Abraham that would eventually birth that light of redemption.

God had a plan that he was executing, but his plan depended upon the faithfulness of those to whom he had entrusted the plan. Notice what he says to Abraham, “through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” Did you get that? The nations would be blessed because Abraham obeyed God.

Just as with Abraham, God is working out his plan through us today. He may not give us full understanding of what he is doing, but he does give us enough information to know what we are supposed to do today. As we are faithful to live out God’s plan for us today he will use our faithfulness to bring greater light to the world.

 Principle: Those who are faithful to God’s plan will bless the world.

Affirmation: I am purposed to live out God’s plan one day at a time.

 Prayer:  Lord, grant me the grace to obey you and follow the plan you have designed for my life. In Jesus name, amen.

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