Sign, Seal, Commitment
Genesis 12:1-2a Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great...
Though it’s insightful to reflect on the fact that God doesn’t tell Abram where he’s taking him because He wants Abram to learn to walk by faith, there’s more going on here. Notice that God doesn’t ask Abram to go blindly. Instead, He gives Abram a vision of what his legacy will be if he obeys. That means that while God wants our unwavering obedience, He isn’t indifferent to our humanity. He’s compassionate. He knows our frailty; He knows we need something to cling to, some sign or vision or covenant to grasp as our anchor through the storms of life; and He gives us just that.
Friend, what special promises have you painted in calligraphy on your walls or tattooed on your arms or written in the flyleaf of your Bible? Today is an unknown terrain for us as well. So, like Abram of old, keep God’s word close to your heart and let it guide your way as well.