Reflections on Genesis 12-14

God calls Abram to leave his country and family and go to a land God will show him. God promises to bless him and make him into a great nation. Notice:

  • Abram’s faith – Abram believes God and goes. He doesn’t know what the land will be like or how he can become a great nation, but he believes God and obeys. Has God been calling you to do something? Will you trust him and obey? Is your life a struggle? Will you trust God and press on? Are you facing persecution for doing what is right? Will you trust God and continue?
  • Abram’s lack of faith – In Egypt, Abram chooses to lie about his wife rather than trust God with his safety. Are there areas in your life where you are failing to trust God?
  • Abram’s prayer life – As Abram travels through Canaan, he eventually comes to Bethel. There he builds an altar to the Lord and calls upon the name of the Lord (12:8). Later after a lapse of faith in Egypt, he returns to Bethel and again calls on the name of the Lord. What is your prayer life like?
  • God’s blessing – God promised to bless Abram, and he does. God graciously intervenes in Egypt. God delivers Abram’s enemies into his hands when his enemies took Lot captive. How has God been there to help you?

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