Monday, February 4, 2013

The Great Blessing

Genesis 12:1-9

God promised Abram that He would make him a great legacy, a great reputation, make him a blessing to others, and protect him when others cursed him. All he had to do was leave his relatives, his father's house and his own land and go where God would lead him. Think about the things that we count on. We count on our families being there, our parents, those people who love us and are familiar to us. We find peace and safety in the familiar. God's great promise required Abram to stop trusting in the familiar, and trust only in God. True trust always results in a step of faith. Abram took that step. God tells us "So those who have faith are blessed with Abraham, who had faith." (Gal.3:9) When we trust in Christ, we share in the blessing of Abraham, the blessing of faith, "so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." (Gal. 3:14) Take the step of faith into the great blessing of faith. Trust in Christ alone.