Friday, August 16, 2019

They Settled There - Devotion on Genesis 11

Scripture: Genesis 11:31
Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there.

I’ve always found it interesting that Abram (Abraham) wasn’t the original member of this family planning to go to Canaan. Did God call Terah to go to the Promised Land before He called Abram?

Whatever the reason Abram’s father set the family to marching, they didn’t make it. They didn’t fulfill the vision. They stopped short. Maybe Harran seemed to be a nice place to live. Maybe there were opportunities in that city to take advantage of. And yet Harran was no Canaan. It was no Promised Land. They settled in Harran, which meant they were settling for less than God intended for them.

In what area of life are you settling for less? What higher purpose and longer vision has God given you? Don’t stop short. Don’t settle until you reach the Promised Land.

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