The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
“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.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”
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. 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.
Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Morehat Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
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.
Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
Questions to Ponder:
Do you you believe that God has a calling for your life, and do you listen for it? What are some of the ways that you honor God for the blessings in your life? Do you feel God’s protection? Do you have confidence that God is working to help you accomplish your goals?
Prayer for Today:
Loving and generous God, You surround me with Your love, shelter me from danger and when I allow You to, protect me from my fears. Help me to trust in You and to see You as my guide whenever I lose my way. I thank You for knowing me and loving me unconditionally. Amen.