Day 162 - FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
READING: Genesis 12: 4–9
Abram obeyed. He left his country and his household and went throughout the land that God had given to him. But even this great faith and noteworthy obedience was not without its problems.
In our reading for today, we meet the first obstacle to the promise of land that God has made to Abram. The Bible says that the Canaanites were in the land. In fact, it was their land – we read about this as early on as chapter 10 in the book of Genesis. Land represents the provision that God had promised to Abram and his descendants and even though there was opposition to this provision, Abram decided to continue trusting God. He believed God by going through the whole land to see all that God had promised to give him.
Can you imagine his family asking him why they were walking throughout the whole land, checking it out, when they knew it did not belong to them? Faith will often look like foolishness, or presumption, to those who do not understand where faith comes from.
Father, I am very impressed with Abram. Help me to transform this inspiration into my own actions of faith.