‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” – Matthew 22:32
Abraham was one of the most respected people in the land of Ur. For generations, his family had been the “God makers” for their community. People did not only worship the idols that were fashioned by Abraham, but paid utmost reverence to the hands that made them.
Then one day Abraham heard a supernatural voice that said, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you.” – Genesis 12:1-2.
It’s amazing to see that Abraham did not question the voice.
Why would anyone leave a setting where they were treated like Gods to follow an unknown voice?
But Abraham was different!
After years of fashioning Gods of stone and clay, he was desperate to meet a God with whom he could have a relationship. So when He heard the voice, he discerned it to be the voice of God and followed instructions without hesitation.
The Bible says, “So Abram went, as the Lord had told him…” – Genesis 12:4
And Abraham was greatly blessed!
He learned that the living God of the Bible is a Way-maker, Miracle-worker and Promise-keeper
- When 4 kings kidnapped Abraham’s nephew, God made a way for his supernatural rescue (Genesis 14:11-16)
- When the king of Egypt took Abraham’s wife, God miraculously released her and blessed Abraham with treasures aplenty (Genesis 12:10-20)
- When Abraham’s wife was barren, God kept His promise to Abraham, opened Sarah’s womb and blessed them with a son when Abraham was 100 years old (Genesis 21:1-5)
If God told you to go somewhere, He will bless you there! Trust Him because He is a living God who cares for His children!