Scripture Read: Genesis 11 -12
Title: God's Promise to Abraham
(H) Highlight verse:: "I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you... Abram went forth as the LORD had commanded him, and Lot with with him." (Genesis 12:2, 4))
(E) Explain: In Genesis 11, we are introduced to Abram (later called Abraham) who is a considered the patriarchal father of the nation of Israel. Abram was a man who lived in an area called Ur of the Chaldeans with his father, brother, sister-in-law, nephew Lot, and his wife Sarai. One day the LORD spoke to Abram and told him to "Go away from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I show you. And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing." In this passage we see many things happening.
(A) Application: When God calls me to go and do, I better be ready to respond in obedience. I know that in comparison to this world and even the universe that I am insignificant and small. However, this does not mean that I am insignificant and small in God's eyes. He does have a plan and purpose for me and I need to be faithful to seek it out and be obedient to follow it.
(R) Respond: God, when you speak, may I listen? May I not only listen, but may I respond in obedience and faith. Where you go, I will follow, when and where you call me, I will go.
Jeff has been in ministry for well over two decades. He currently serves as Campus Pastor at West Bradenton Baptist Southside Campus in Bradenton, Florida.
Jeff Has authored an Advent Devotional (The Advent of Jesus) and a devotional on the book of James (James: Where Faith and Life Meet). Both are available on Amazon.
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