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Hebrews 11:8

Abram was given a difficult assignment by the Lord to leave his family and home and go to place where the Lord would show him. After this encounter with God’s instructions, what was going through his mind? The Bible does not say. In Genesis 12:4 it says, So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran. He took his wife, Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all his wealth—his livestock and all the people he had taken into his household at Haran—and headed for the land of Canaan.[1]

The Lord did not give Abram many details on his new assignment other that God was going to pour out His blessings upon him. How would God make him famous? How would the Lord make him into a great nation when he did not have children? How was he going to be a blessing to all the families upon the earth? Abram did not ask God how this would happen, but simply followed the Lord’s instructions.

As we follow the Lord, we must walk a similar path as Abram did and obey. Abram is a wonderful role model of obedience when the Lord calls. We must follow our Good Shepherd when He calls. The Good Shepherd knows where the green pastures and still waters are. 

In Hebrews 11:8 we are given more insight into Abram. It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. [2]

Faith is not figuring things out but following and trusting. Where is the Lord calling you to take a step of faith? How would taking this step of faith help you to grow in faith and your dependence on the Lord? How can the story of Abram give you confidence in what the Lord is calling you to do?

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[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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