Genesis 12:1,4a Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him;
I read the verse in today’s text and my conclusion was: ‘Abraham was a mad man’. I honestly can’t find any other words. Our ascribing to him the title ‘Father of faith’ is no mean feat because he actually earned that title. Because who jets off in obedience after receiving the kind of message he did?
As much as I want to tow this line, two traits that would come in handy to Abraham down the line are highlighted: his ears that heard God, and his eyes that saw what/where God showed. Down the line, on the mountain he ascended to offer up Isaac, the angel of the Lord called out to him not to harm his son, but to look up and see a ram caught in the bushes: hearing and sight in action again
In that moment, what if Abraham could not hear God? What if He could not see what God was showing Him? What would have become of Isaac and the rest of scripture? Beloved, our victory in life is tied to the extent to which our ears are tuned to hear the voice of God and our eyes fixed gazing in the directions we are pointed towards.
When you can’t hear what God is saying, nor see what He’s showing, you are likely to get lost.
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